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.
William Marshall, accountant
I fully support the research
Richard Price, Retired
We need this sort of carefully designed work to be done so that policies can be based on evidence rather than on prejudice.
Vanessa Price, Retired
tim richards, builder, stable owner
Luddites haven't ever changed progress, but carefully administered science has changed many peoples lives for the better in the 3rd world, and yes I've seen it with my own eyes,where the next meal is not a decision, or choice ,but a hope ............
Vickie Marshall, Housewife
Tom Crocker, Student
Nick Malleson, Research Fellow
Alison Blazquez, Mum
Brandy Akers, Student
Andy Wright, Media agency
Maria MacLachlan, Teacher
Monika Łudzik, biology student
Jonathan Hulme, Teacher
Why do Take Back The Flour hate the poor and hungry so much?
Arron Shutt, Research Scientist
Science is about evidence - not money, not people's agendas and not politics. Evidence based science will assist in humanities progress and solve the problems facing us. If you don't like the evidence, then the alternative is dark age of ignorance and a lack of wisdom.
Janet Fennah, Retired
Without Science research where would we be today?
Richard Evans, Student
Adam Potter, Teacher
I fully support the scientists and hope that one day people will listen and understand the scientific method and be able to engage in meaningful debate and discussion rather than resorting to outright vandalism.
Joseph Short, Teaching Assistant
Matt Kirshen, Comedian
Rosamund Pomeroy, Architect
Why do the protestors feel it is right to stop carefully constructed scientific experiments which may result in the world's poorest nations being better able to feed themselves? Rothamsted has a proud heritage in Harpenden - leave it alone.