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.
Guillermo F Beraza, Engineer, environmentalist and social activist
The only thing we fear is what we ignore. Our most primitive instinct is to run away or destroy it in order to survive. Unlike animals, we have an option: knowledge. That is what science is about. Denying it will make us more violent, more afraid, more weak and less human.
Ken Chalmers, University Researcher
Christopher Maxey, Engineer
Hayley, Theatrical technician
The only way humanity can move forward is through knowledge - willful ignorance and fear of the unknown will only hold us back.
Alana Donaldson, Pharmacist
I think this is a great example of how ignorance and fear influence a group of people to act out in anger and spoil a potentially positive thing for humanity and the environment. I hope for the sake of progess these people are open to listening to the scientists on this matter.
Felipe Rojas, Biotechnology student
Valeska, Student of biotechnology
Charlie Howes, Event Manager
RG Atkinson, Scientist
M-A Cooper, Executive Assistant
Take the opportunity for dialogue, before carrying out a gesture that cannot be undone.
J Otjen, Physician
We can pity people who act violently against science, as they will not amount to much. But our pity should not turn to tolerance for their aggression.
Konstantin Yakovlev, Postdoctoral researcher
I think that the GMO represent a real danger only in mind of some people.
Tom Pidcock, Student MSc
activists call for more testing but threaten to destroy test sites, oh the irony
mario lucca, empresario
Scott Long, Physician Scientist
Thomas Richard Feustel, Student
Darren Plett, Scientist
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