Playground! After School!

May 27th, 2006

Posted by: Roger Pielke, Jr.

Does Science really need to devote letter space to content-free testosterone-laden exchanges that involve no science or science policy?

Donald Kennedy’s Editorial “The new gag rules” (17 Feb., p. 917) was quite disturbing. I was offended, not by the unfounded allegations of conspiracy at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), but by the Editorial’s reckless disregard for the truth.

Dean Acosta, NASA

His letter is short on facts but rich in rhetoric, presumably to support his central point: that public affairs types need to collaborate with scientists because the latter can’t write well.

Donald Kennedy, Science

One Response to “Playground! After School!”

  1. Steve Bloom Says:

    Roger, do give Don a little credit for refraining from pointing out the punctuation error in Acosta’s letter.