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.
Trevor Garnett, Scientist
What a waste if it was destroyed
Alejandro Troncoso, International Business
Don't kill the understanding!
JERRY MACINTYRE, Retired
Please do not destroy the great work these people are doing on behalf of all of us.
Yohanna Griffiths, Student
alicia gimeno, ama de casa
Subhobrata Das, Research Scientist
It will be very sad indeed if precious scientific research data that has taken years to generate is thoughtlessly detroyed. The individuals who are against the GM trial should try to understand the researchers' perspective before taking to this extreme step.
Faye Thomsit, Student MSc
It's really important to carry out experimentation and destroying it before the end achieves nothing, and would only require the experiment to be repeated at a later date. The 200 year on going experiment is contributing to new methods for agricultural understanding in order to reduce the need for fertiliser and pesticide in the future. Please please please think first, read the journals and talk to the scientists involved before acting.
Clare Coley, Computer Assistant
To destroy years of work designed to protect to environment would be a very sad thing indeed.
Sergio Diez-de-Medina, PhD student
Hang in there colleagues!!
Fiona McEwen, Researcher and veterinary surgeon
Paula Salinas, Postdoc
Alessio Narciso, freelancer
Lucinda Cracknell, Massage Therapist
Anthony S Keller, Steamfitter
Janusz Jamrozik, PhD
Pablo Laiz, Biotechnology
Tom Woodward, Student
Emma Cottage, Consultant
Juan Pablo Parada, Student of Biotechnological engineering
I'm currently studying biotechnological engineering so this has gotten into my attention as soon as I read. I'm supporting you with my sign to stop the destruction of scientific research and to destroy the ignorance in this world.
Lauren Myers, Biochemistry student