Hutchings at Ottawa “Death of Evidence” Rally, 10 July 2012

There doesn’t appear to be a good video of his speech anywhere on-line, but here are the climactic remarks made on Parliament Hill yesterday by Professor Jeff Hutchings (Dalhousie), President of the Canadian Society of Ecology and Evolution:

“When you inhibit the communication of science, you inhibit science. When you inhibit science, you inhibit the acquisition of knowledge. . . . An iron curtain is being drawn by government between science and society. Closed curtains, especially those made of iron, make for very dark rooms.”

For a world turned upside down by Harper’s 2012 budget, inverted video footage is available here.

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