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photoA very unusual public fight has broken out between the Bush administration and respected members of the U.S. scientific community over whether the White House is letting ideology and industrial interests distort American science.

20 Nobel Laureates are among those who signed a report released last February that accuses the Bush administration of "the manipulation, suppression and misrepresentation" of science. The Bush administration is firing back with a point by point rebuttal and a dismissal of the charges as "preposterous."

Click the "Listen" link to hear about the implications of this controversy between the American scientific community and the Bush administration.

Guests:

David Malakoff, who has been covering the controversy for Science Magazine

Dr. Kurt Gottfried, emeritus professor of physics at Cornell University and chairman of the Union of Concerned Scientists

Bob Walker, former congressman and chairman of the House Science Committee, currently chairman of Wexler and Walker.

This program aired on April 12, 2004.

Tom Ashbrook Twitter Former Host, On Point
Tom Ashbrook is an award-winning journalist and host of WBUR and NPR's On Point.

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