Monday, March 09, 2009

Science To Be "Free of Political Influence"?

Good luck with that one, Obama.

...[Obama] will also issue a presidential memorandum aimed at insulating scientific decisions across the federal government from political influence, officials said yesterday.

"The president believes that it's particularly important to sign this memorandum so that we can put science and technology back at the heart of pursuing a broad range of national goals," Melody C. Barnes, director of Obama's Domestic Policy Council, told reporters during a telephone briefing yesterday.

Uh-huh. This will accompany Obama's allowing of funding of Embryonic Stem Cell Research (ESCR)--which, scientifically speaking, is a failure, if you measure by results.

We await "freedom from politics" in the anthropogenic global warming (AGW) controversy.

Any bets?


Amy said...

Bunk. If scence were "free of political influence", as you said, then ESCR would be judged by its results.

Which is, again as you said, a failure.

And the body-count keeps rising. Wonder how Doug Kmiec and the rest of the "Obama is more pro-life" crowd can justify this?

Andy K. said...

They are freeing science from politics.

By giving money from politics to science.

I want to be part of this logic.

paul said...

Results? Since when do results ever factor into a liberal's decision process?