Cast Your Vote in the Scientific Integrity Editorial Cartoon Contest

The sixth annual Scientific Integrity Editorial Cartoon Contest is on! The event is sponsored by the Union of Concerned Scientists, whch seeks to “raise awareness about the consequences of political interference in science in an accessible way—and this issue is certainly fertile ground for satire.”

Entries to the contest (shown below) are available as a 2012 calendar, which you can preorder here. Several bonus cartoons are included. Check out the cartoons below, decide which is your favorite, and head over to the UCSUSA page to cast your vote. The winning panel will grace the cover of the calendar; additionally, 50 lucky voters will be chosen at random to receive a free copy.

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3 Responses to Cast Your Vote in the Scientific Integrity Editorial Cartoon Contest

  1. Yeah, if they wanted scientific integrity, perhaps they should have asked Randall Munroe to make some comics for the calender. If I wanted to read political crap, I would just pick up a paper.

    * http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/scientific *
    sci·en·tif·ic
       [sahy-uhn-tif-ik] Show IPA
    adjective
    1.
    of or pertaining to science or the sciences: scientific studies.
    2.
    occupied or concerned with science: scientific experts.
    3.
    regulated by or conforming to the principles of exact science: scientific procedures.
    4.
    systematic or accurate in the manner of an exact science.

    * http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/integrity *
    integrity
    – 6 dictionary results
    in·teg·ri·ty
       [in-teg-ri-tee] Show IPA
    –noun
    1.
    adherence to moral and ethical principles; soundness of moral character; honesty.
    2.
    the state of being whole, entire, or undiminished: to preserve the integrity of the empire.
    3.
    a sound, unimpaired, or perfect condition: the integrity of a ship's hull.

    I do believe that they have missed the mark on what they are calling "scientific integrity".

  2. Funny, where are the cartoons talking about how facts refuting global warming were suppressed and how these "scientists" distorted data to push their "green agenda"?