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Bring America Out of the Dark Ages!

Finally!  Hopefully this will bring America OUT of the Dark Ages!

Love this quote:  “We have watched as scientific integrity has been undermined and
scientific research politicized in an effort to advance predetermined
ideological agendas”
  – Barack Obama

We’re at least 30 years behind!  Can you believe that?  Many American’s made so many inventions, but left to build them in other countries because for some reason American’s became so fearful of Science and Progress!  Finally, an inteligetn thinker in the White House, once again… 

Though, one problem, the GOP’ers keep holding back in congress, not because it’s the right thing to do, but because they are GOP’ers!  That’s it, just GOP’ers. 

Hopefully, these new democrats can keep pushing forward in progress and bring us back out of this dark age some have brought upon us all…

Obama’s Unprecedented Commitment to Science

[Adapted from my piece originally published at Red, Green, and Blue] In a recent announcement, President Barack Obama reiterated his administration’s focus on science by promising a new level of commitment—one that would have the same intensity and urgency as that which put Americans on the moon—and stressing that “the days of science taking a back seat to ideology are over.”

“We have watched as scientific integrity has been undermined and scientific research politicized in an effort to advance predetermined ideological agendas,” said Mr. Obama.

Speaking at the 146th National Academy of Science annual meeting in Washington, D.C., Mr. Obama pledged to raise spending on research and development to more than three percent of the nation’s gross domestic product, an increase of approximately $46 billion annually. “This represents the largest commitment to scientific research and innovation in American history,” said the President.

The federal share of the proposed increase on scientific research and development is in the ballpark of $15 billion — $15 billion that is no easy sell in today’s tough economic climate.

“We have finally closed the books on the Bush era of climate denial once and for all,” said Carl Pope, Executive Director of the Sierra Club, in a Tuesday statement. “Science is allowed to lead and agencies like the Department of Interior and the Environmental Protection Agency are once again in the business of protecting the public and our planet,” Pope said in advance of President Obama’s 100th day in office on April 30.

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May 27, 2009 - Posted by | General | , , , , , , , , ,

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