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.
Carlos Chordá, Science teacher
jonathan dinmore, student
Dag Sverre Syrdal, Researcher
The ignorance displayed by those who would destroy publicly funded, open research is baffling and worrying.
Alex Farran, Software Engineer
José María Perales, Content Manager in an ad agency
David Otero Martínez, none
Edward mackenzie , accountant
Antonio Sanchez, Civil Engineer and farmer
Marina Ramiro Pareta, Biotech student
Just like many other acts of discrimination, the main reason is an absolut sense of "justice" moved by preconceptions and the ignorance towards the issue, something that could be solved just with a bit of neutral information about GM products.
Pedro M Hurtado Silva, Industrial Designer
I think it´s a shame that, using the protection of environment as an excuse, some misinformed individuals would drive honest people into thinking that destroying a scientific research is a noble pursue.
ana perez, student
Erik Weitenberg, Teaching/research
Pablo Sánchez Martín, Student
Tony Lacey, Image Analyst
Matt Jones, Architect
Brian Hicks, Software Engineer
Tom Rigby, farmer
Best of luck on Sunday. GM needs taking on a case-by-case basis because there are huge potential problems but I hope you can all sit down with a cup of tea and get your differences sorted.
Owen Jackson, Civil servant
Tetyana Shandala, Research fellow
It is hard to believe that the research funding is under a serious threat all over the world. How narrow minded it is not to foresee that both economy and a health system will suffer in 5-10 years