Saturday, December 20, 2008

Science back in favor - thank God

This is from President-elect Obama's address today:

“The truth is that promoting science isn’t just about providing resources—it’s about protecting free and open inquiry,” President-elect Obama said. “It’s about ensuring that facts and evidence are never twisted or obscured by politics or ideology. It’s about listening to what our scientists have to say, even when it’s inconvenient—especially when it’s inconvenient. Because the highest purpose of science is the search for knowledge, truth and a greater understanding of the world around us."

This is a relief. The war on science that has been waged for the last eight years may have already doomed us as a species. If there's any hope for us after all, that needs to change immediately.

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