Sense about Science ? equipping people to make sense of science and evidence
Petition and comments
6060 people have signed the petition
The Don't Destroy Research petition is now closed, many thanks to everyone who signed it. Below is the list of signatories and their comments. You can also see a collection of public support for the Rothamsted researchers' appeal here.
The planned direct action against the GM wheat experiment at Rothamsted did not happen on Sunday 27th May. The GM wheat trial is ongoing.
H Thomas, Retired scientist
I resent my ethics being vilified by what is essentially a blood-and-soil fascist movement. The motives of agricultural scientists exploring GM are almost without exception philanthropic.
Jan Woyke, Informatic
I sign, buy belive thrre are people like machine destroers. Thay don't think.
Cat Grafton, Academic services officer
Tim Mauchline, Research scientist
Jem Bayliss, IT Tech
Francis Power, Musician
I am appalled by the arrogance of European 'greens' who believe their luddite fears give them the moral high ground in this debate. GM foods are the only means we have to ensure food security for the world's seven billion odd people going forward. Especially given the challenges of an increasingly variable climate.
We need to be able to make rational decisions about GM.
David Evans, University Lecturer
when prejudice is allowed to conquer reason we are all in trouble
Roberto Iannucci, Student
John Coutts, Retired
Without evidence there is no rational basis for progress. It is extremely sad that simply 'finding out' needs to be defended.
Andrew Beckerman, Senior Lecturer
Mateusz Kiwak Kusnierz, student
Nie można niszczyć cudzej pracy, dotyczącej być może przełomu w rolnictwie.
Kinga Michalak, student
Stefan Riepl, Phycisist
public funded research is a must for democratic decision making.
Stephen Cowley, University Lecturer
Franco Campana, consultant
keep on explaining science reasons
Duane Ransome, Member Relations Coordinator
Andrew Philip Lomas, Consultant
Charlotte Prattley, Student
Justyna Czechowska-Kryszk, teacher