Monday, March 09, 2009

Better Than Stem Cells

I don't mean any direct offense to John Marburger by re-posting this cartoon by David Horsey, but today's stem cell announcement reminded me just how lame science had become in the executive branch over the four years.

The coolest part about Obama's speech today was not the stem cell part. It was:
Promoting science isn't just about providing resources -- it's also about protecting free and open inquiry. It's about letting scientists like those who are here today do their jobs, free from manipulation or coercion, and listening to what they tell us, even when it's inconvenient -- especially when it's inconvenient. It is about ensuring that scientific data is never distorted or concealed to serve a political agenda -- and that we make scientific decisions based on facts, not ideology.
That's the part that will actually change how politics uses the information science offers.

1 comment:

Mike Haubrich, FCD said...

I am pretty excited about this as well. See the blog post on the link for my name.