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Saturday, April 21, 2018

Trump’s Top Science Advisor Never Studied Science

Reprinted with permission from Shareblue.com

As the U.S. faces one of the worst flu seasons in decades — on the heels of a record-breaking hurricane season — key decisions about science policy are being made by someone with no training in science.

You can thank Trump for that.

He still hasn’t appointed anyone as the top science adviser for the White House, a position that has traditionally been held by prominent scientists with extensive education and experience. So the post fell into the lap of a 31-year-old politics major whose most recent job was as chief of staff for Trump ally and venture capitalist Peter Thiel.…

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