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.
Girish Mali, Student
The last time destruction of scientific knowledge was allowed, Europe was plunged into the dark ages. Given the times we live in we cannot let that happen!
John Hood, Unemployed Scientist
Destroying everything you don't understand is pointless, ignorant behaviour. Trying to get your own way through childish vandalism and intimidation is not the behaviour of an enlightened individual; it is an act of barbarism. Please don't destroy this valuable research.
Fran Hockley, Postgraduate student
Andrew Mercer, Student
I think it's disgusting that people would be willing to destroy something because it might be bad, even though they have no real evidence to back it up.
Christin Down, Science Educator
This is non-commerical, early-stage research, and it's for public benefit - food security affects us all. Let the scientists get on with their jobs.
Maciej Pfutzner, Student
Kate Le Cocq, PhD student
Lorenzo Casali, student
Peter Raspor, Professor
We should reserch to get new knowledge.
Philippe Demonceau, Retired European Union official
This is once again a battle against obscurantism, but it is far from being won! We must fight back.
Peter Maton, Retired
Experimental field destruction in Europe has a direct impact on our livelihood in the developing countries. Please stop making our lives more difficult!
Elizabeth Sheedy, Graduate student
Jan Popis, farmer
Precz z ekoterroryzmem!
David Dubois, Research Assistant
Ruud Kaagman, Head of Marketing
Aurelien Boisson-Dernier, Plant Researcher
Destroying won't solve any problem, giving time to experiment and figure out issues is the only good way to go.
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