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  • Was this an editorial about the necessity of moving the magazine away from its traditional non-political editorial cant? If so, I read and applauded the same editorial, though it seems as if it’s been a few weeks. Anyway, wholeheartedly agree with your open letter.

    Funny thing—I subscribed to Popular Science a few years ago as part of a Police Athletic League fundraiser.

    December 13, 2004
  • Was this an editorial about the necessity of moving the magazine away from its traditional non-political editorial cant?

    The gist of it, in my opinion, is “Hey, we’re not politicizing science: we’re just reporting the facts.” Jannot writes:

    Unfortunately, though, science and politics do seem to be more and more enmeshed in this country, in ways that hamper scientific investigation and hinder scientific understanding. Whether the issue is the roots of global warming, blood-mercury levels in women, or a putative link between abortion and breast cancer, there is a widespread belief in the scientific community that this administration actively distorts or suppresses scientific findings to suit its agenda.

    December 14, 2004

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