Starts With A Bang

Science is what made America great (Synopsis)

Astronaut David Scott salutes the American flag during the Apollo 15 mission. Image credit: NASA.

“Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson hated each other so much. But that hate that they had for each other did not come before the love of their country.” -David Scott

You can’t make America great ‘again’ without looking at what made us great in the first place. It wasn’t industry or manufacturing or our morals or our military might; it was our investment in science, research and development that gave us the capabilities to do the extraordinary.

Mendelian genetics underlie the science of inherited traits, and are essential to choosing the best agricultural crops. Public domain image by Wikimedia commons user LadyofHats.

Investing in knowledge and fundamental research enabled all the applications that have arisen since. So if you’re serious about making America the greatest nation on Earth, maybe the solution isn’t to try and support the conclusions you’re predisposed to, but rather to support the scientific process and accept whatever answers the scientific endeavor bring to us.

NASA’s budget as a percentage of the total federal budget. Image credit: Wikimedia Commons user 0x0077BE.

Science is what made America great, and investing in it for real is how to make it greater than it’s ever been!