Monday, January 24, 2011

David Brazter and some others have started a new group, Scientific Victoria.   Their goal is as follows:

Scientific Victoria is a fledgling political organization that advocates for the consideration of science in local government decision making. We believe this will improve governance and save tax dollars throughout the Capital Regional District.
Our goal is to encourage elected officials to embrace information produced by valid scientific methodology. We would also like politicians to place less weight on conclusions drawn from pseudoscience

I like the direction they are going, it is important that decisions are made that can be supported and not just because they are some current belief fad.   That said, I know this will not be easy as there are many things that people believe that simply can not be supported by any data form any source, a great example of this is mobile phones and cancer.
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