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.
Siobhan Duffy, Sales
Scientific research is most important, this destruction is unbelievable and should never happen. How can we ever advance with research of this kind?
Pietro Monsurrò, Researcher
Research should be defended against fascist tactics in the name of an intollerant ideology.
M McClelland, Stage Technician
I'd rather see science working to save humanity than humanity working to destroy science.
Fraser Pirie, Software Developer
Michael Mason, Retired
Geof Kinns, retired
Willing to give you the benefit of the doubt, in the hope that it will lead to more certainty.
Ross Myers, Engineer
Arielle Bennett, Student
Why are the extremists so happy to destroy research which may have a really positive impact on the use of harmful pesticides on our crops? I think it's disgraceful and they can have absolutely no claim to be doing whats best in any way shape or form if this raid goes ahead. Perhaps if they engaged and learnt about the science they might something.
Kate Ridout, Post-doctoral researcher
Carol Jones, Student
Ruth Laing, Student (Plant Sciences)
Isabel Webb, Undergraduate Student
Shana Orman, Compliance Analyst
Tim Rademacher, Student
Nigel Hall, Retired
Eat the Greens!
Marc Schmidt, Physicist
Sam Ruddell, Statistician
Jim Dimmock, Research Manager
Why are extremists entitled to bully humanity? How do I get my views represented?
Julia Wilson, Development Manager
Jane Proudman, Floral designer
Please do not halt scientific progress