Saturday, December 20, 2008

" and open inquiry"

This from Obama today as he announced some additions to key science posts in his administration:

"From landing on the moon, to sequencing the human genome, to inventing the Internet, America has been the first to cross that new frontier because we had leaders who paved the way. Leaders who not only invested in our scientists, but who respected the integrity of the scientific process. Because the truth is that promoting science isn't just about providing resources — it's about protecting free and open inquiry. It's about ensuring that facts and evidence are never twisted or obscured by politics or ideology."

One can only hope this means the White House will no longer be editing and redacting the reports of its scientists--no matter what those reports might contain.


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