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Barry Commoner (born May 28, 1917) was an American biologist and college professor. He ran for President of the United States in the U.S. presidential election, 1980 on the Citizens Party ticket. May 28 is the 148th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (149th in leap years). ... Jump to: navigation, search 1917 was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Tuesday of the Julian calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search The President of the United States (often abbreviated POTUS) is the head of state of the United States. ... Jump to: navigation, search Presidential electoral votes by state. ... The Citizens Party was a short lived United States political party organized by environmental scientist Barry Commoner in approximately 1980. ...


Commoner was born in Brooklyn. He received his bachelor's degree from Columbia University (1937) and his master's and doctoral degrees from Harvard University (1938, 1941). After serving as a lieutenant in the United States Navy during World War II, Commoner moved to St. Louis and became a professor of plant physiology at Washington University, where he taught for 34 years. A map highlighting Brooklyn and the rest of New York City. ... Jump to: navigation, search Columbia University is a private university in the Morningside Heights neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1937 was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Harvard University is a private university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, and a member of the Ivy League. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1938 was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search 1941 was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search The United States Navy (USN) is the branch of the United States armed forces responsible for naval operations. ... Jump to: navigation, search World War II was a truly global conflict with many facets: immense human suffering, fierce indoctrinations, and the use of new, extremely devastating weapons such as the atom bomb World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a mid-20th-century conflict that... The Gateway Arch, shown here behind the Old Courthouse, is the most recognizable part of the St. ... Washington University in St. ...


During the late 1950s, Commoner became a well-known protester against nuclear testing. He went on to write several books about the negative ecological effects of above-ground nuclear testing. In 1980, he founded the Citizens Party to serve as a vehicle for his ecological message, and his candidacy for President on the Citizens Party ticket won 234,294 votes (0.27% of the total). Jump to: navigation, search // Events and trends The 1950s in Western society was marked with a sharp rise in the economy for the first time in almost 30 years and return to the 1920s-type consumer society built on credit and boom-times, as well as the height of the... Jump to: navigation, search A nuclear test explosion is an experiment involving the detonation of a nuclear weapon. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1980 is a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... The Citizens Party was a short lived United States political party organized by environmental scientist Barry Commoner in approximately 1980. ...


After his unsuccessful bid for President, Commoner returned to New York City, and became the director of the Center for the Biology of Natural Systems at Queens College. He stepped down from that post in 2000, and is now a senior scientist at Queens. He is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Queens College, Queens College or Queens College is the name of more than one institution, see: Queens College, Cambridge Queens College, Charlotte Queens College, Hong Kong Queens College, London Queens College, New York Queens College, Nassau The Queens College, Oxford Queens College was the... Jump to: navigation, search This article is about the year 2000. ... The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is an organization that promotes cooperation between scientists, defends scientific freedom, encourages scientific responsibility and supports scientific education for the betterment of all humanity. ...


Writings

  • Science and Survival. New York : Viking, 1966.
  • The Closing Circle: Nature, Man, and Technology. New York : Knopf, 1971.
  • The Poverty of Power: Energy and the Economic Crisis. New York : Random House, 1976.
  • The Politics of Energy. New York : Knopf, 1979.
  • Making Peace with the Planet. New York : Pantheon, 1990.

References

  • Contemporary Authors. Detroit : Gale, 2000.
  • Who's Who in America. Chicago : Marquis, 2004.

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The My Hero Project - Barry CommonerCommoner (362 words)
Barry Commoner was born in 1917, in Brooklyn, NY were he was interested science and plants.
Barry Commoner did many things in his life for one he realized the problems caused by nuclear activities and its influences on the environment and humans.
Commoner did all of his research on the planet he realized something horrible, unless people did not help make the world a better place it would be unsuitable for human life in several years.
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Commoner's fight throughout the 1960's demanding that protein, not DNA, was the genetic material and Commoner's participation in events like Biodevastation protests as suggestive evidence that he's a) got a history of wrong science, and b) an activist and not a scientist when it comes to this issue.
Commoner says there is evidence that biotechnology is built on a shaky foundation, and may produce plants and animals that unwittingly endanger human health and the environment.
Commoner first put forward his view that DNA is not the only genetic material in the 1960s, in articles published in the British journal Nature - the same journal that carried the first report of the structure of DNA and last year published a publicly funded project's version of the human genome.
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