Saturday, December 20, 2008

Obama: Science Key to Survival

Dot Earth, the New York Times' science blog, has the skinny on Obama's time-for-a-change pro-science rhetoric:
For anyone who feels science has been disrespected in the White House of late, the language of change was all there. “Whether it’s the science to slow global warming; the technology to protect our troops and confront bioterror and weapons of mass destruction; the research to find life-saving cures; or the innovations to remake our industries and create 21st-century jobs — today, more than ever before, science holds the key to our survival as a planet and our security and prosperity as a nation,” he said. (The full text of the Obama message on science is on his news blog).

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'd love to see hundreds of billions spent on basic science research (and perhaps science education incentives). That would have more long term payoff than patching a bunch of highways.