Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Restoring science in government.

Back to Reality - Olivia Judson Blog -
The distortion and suppression of science is dangerous, and not just because it means that public money gets wasted on programs, like abstinence-only sex “education” schemes, that do not work. It is dangerous because it is an assault on science itself, a method of thought and inquiry on which our modern civilization is based and which has been hugely successful as a way of acquiring knowledge that lets us transform our lives and the world around us. In many respects science has been the dominant force — for good and ill — that has transformed human lives over the past two centuries.

Amen to that. Thank you for bringing the light of reason with you, Mr. Obama. And welcome to the conversation.

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