Note to Dr. Nurse: Politicians do engage in "political debate" and not "scientific discussion" hence they often employ the "tricks of the debating chamber," and the linear model of science is so 1945 . . .
It is essential, in public issues, to separate science from politics and ideology. Get the science right first, then discuss the political implications.
15 September 2011
Somebody Send Paul Nurse a Copy of The Honest Broker, Fast!
a commentary in New Scientist, Paul Nurse, Nobel laureate and President of the Royal Society, illustrates that he is well behind the curve on understanding science and politics: