For precisely these reasons I cannot in good conscience agree to your request to donate money to the AAAS. The Association is currently making these hazards worse, not better.He is right about this. Here is the AAAS response:
First, it is astonishing that an association for the advancement of science does not take a scientific approach to public acceptance of scientific conclusions. ...
I will give three examples of how the AAAS appears to be going out of its way to alienate any politician or citizen who is not a strong leftist. ...
As best I can tell, awareness of the hazards of politicization of science among the officers of AAAS and the editors of Science is zero.
Thanks for your note. We’re sorry to lose you as a donor, but I disagree with your analysis. We will continue to cover the evidence for and impact of systemic racism. Thanks for your support of AAAS in the past.In other words, the leftist shift is accelerating.
Update: Scientific publications are already lining up to attack a court opinion:
A leaked draft of a Supreme Court opinion suggests the nation’s highest court is poised to overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark ruling that guarantees the right to an abortion. The opinion was first reported by Politico. ....Note that it has to apologize for citing a study of pregnant women that did not include pregnant men.
The study found that women denied the procedure were more likely to experience negative health impacts—including worse mental health—than women who received one. The former were also more likely to face worse financial outcomes, including poor credit, debt and bankruptcy. (The study did not include pregnant people who did not identify as women.)
The leaked opinion is filled with historical and legal fact-finding. It is interesting that all these academic scholars have not found fault with the facts or reasoning. They just disagree with the law being determined by elected representatives.