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Philo
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Posted - 05/10/2018 :  11:39:03  Show Profile Send Philo a Private Message  Reply with Quote
May 17-20, the American Humanist Association will have its annual conference, giving some awards ( http://conference.americanhumanist.org/awardees2018/ ). One awardee is David Suzuki ( http://conference.americanhumanist.org/awardees2018/#suzuki ). And David Suzuki is a promoter of pseudoscientific opposition to GMOs ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Suzuki#Genetically_Modified_Food ).

Why does the American Humanist Association sees it fit to reward such a promoter of pseudoscience? I guess that it is not his pseudoscience promotion that he is awarded for, but still, don't they have standards?

Dr. Mabuse
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Posted - 05/10/2018 :  13:30:10   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Dr. Mabuse an ICQ Message Send Dr. Mabuse a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I didn't know that Suzuki was an anti-GMO activist.

I wonder what his reasons are.

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ThorGoLucky
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Posted - 05/14/2018 :  14:53:34   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit ThorGoLucky's Homepage Send ThorGoLucky a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Ugh, that GMO's are currently safe is well established. What a schmuck.
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Kil
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Posted - 05/15/2018 :  10:11:09   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Kil's Homepage  Send Kil an AOL message  Send Kil a Yahoo! Message Send Kil a Private Message  Reply with Quote
David Suzuki: Canada’s ‘science guy’ turned eccentric anti-GMO, chemical scaremonger?
Suzuki’s idiosyncratic science beliefs have been criticized by several journalists and scientists. "The reality of David Suzuki now seems completely at odds with the perception of David Suzuki. On a number of issues, he is not informing Canadians, but misinforming them. Rather than scientists getting their messages out through David Suzuki, they’re having to undo the damage his words are causing,” wrote Rob Breckenridge in the National Post in 2014.


So yeah. Bummer. Reminds me of when Bill Maher won the Richard Dawkins award, ignoring his anti vax views.

It tarnishes the reputation of the orgs that give out these awards.

Sigh...

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