August 9, 2001: A day that will live in infamy. (Among stem cell researchers, at least.)
That's when President Bush announced his policy regarding human embryonic stem cell research.
In remembrance of this day, I wrote up my thoughts at the seven year point over at Clashing Culture. In a way, I am glad Bush made that speech. I probably would not have gotten so invested in science policy and the public communication of science, may not have involved myself with FOSEP, and would not have developed a self-conception of myself as a citizen-scholar.