Science Bushed

Emily Badger writing at Miller-McCune’s blog has a thoughtful piece on how George Bush ruined science for everybody:

Barack Obama received a relatively quiet endorsement on Aug. 23 from 61 of the country’s Nobel laureates in physics, medicine and chemistry — scientific heavyweights who used the occasion to both call for a scientific renewal in America and critique the state of American science at the end of the Bush era.

“During the administration of George W. Bush,” their open letter charged, “vital parts of our country’s scientific enterprise have been damaged by stagnant or declining federal support. The government’s scientific advisory process has been distorted by political considerations. As a result, our once dominant position in the scientific world has been shaken and our prosperity has been placed at risk.”

Read the rest here.

Comments

  1. #1 yogi-one
    December 9, 2008

    I saw part of meet the press on Sunday and Obama re-iterated that he wanted to bring science back up (I think that was what he said). He had a pretty good interview and stayed on purpose without dodging questions too much.

    He has big plans and the Bushies have handed him a pile of turds to work with.

    Why Americans allowed the neocons to directly attack everything that Americans hold dear for so long I will never understand. I just hope we didn’t wait too long to start reversing the damage.