Saturday, April 03, 2004

Bush Administration Denies Pushing Bad Science

On 2/18/04, we wrote about a report from the Union of Concerned Scientists accusing the Bush administration of suppressing and distorting scientific findings in service of its policy goals. Today's New York Times now reports on the Bush administration's response.
Fed. R. Evid. 702: If scientific, technical, or other specialized knowledge will assist the trier of fact to understand the evidence or to determine a fact in issue, a witness qualified as an expert by knowledge, skill, experience, training, or education, may testify thereto in the form of an opinion or otherwise, if (1) the testimony is based upon sufficient facts or data, (2) the testimony is the product of reliable principles and methods, and (3) the witness has applied the principles and methods reliably to the facts of the case.