Maddox: Right. Holdren: Dead Wrong.

by Pejman Yousefzadeh on April 16, 2009

Hopefully, this gets White House attention, especially in the Office of the White House Science Adviser. It would be nice to remind people in the Obama Administration that the President, when given the opportunity to bring a real scientist to counsel him, chose a party-line hack instead.

John Holdren is the kind of person who seems to try to give science itself a bad name. How he gets to be rewarded with a position as White House Science Adviser is a mystery. Equally bizarre are President Obama’s claims that his Administration has elevated science back to its proper place. No one who believes that John Holdren is a competent scientist can make that kind of claim and be taken seriously.

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