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Spurlock Launches The Republican War

By Garth Franklin Friday December 16th 2005 07:29PM

"Super Size Me" helmer Morgan Spurlock has optioned bestseller "The Republican War on Science" to direct as a docu project next year reports Variety.

The novel by Chris Mooney explores the motivations behind the U.S. government's stances on scientific topics, from stem-cell research and climate change to missile defense and sex education.

Mooney argues in "War" that the right-wing approach to scientific research is born of a conservative distaste for environmental, health and safety regulations, as well as evolution theory and legalized abortion.

Spurlock will develop the project through his shingle Warrior Poets. Spurlock recently produced the docu "Class Act," about the elimination of arts programs in schools.

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