Friday, March 20, 2009
Thank you, Mr. President
Last week the president issued a Memorandum on Scientific Integrity and sent it to all executive deparments and agencies. Neither suppress nor alter scientiic and technological findings in the process of formulating policy, he said. Make sure that scientific data is never distorted or concealed to serve a political agenda, he said. You will remember that a number of our founding fathers were gentlemen scientists. I hope they are resting in peace again that our government is returning to a course where political appointees cannot twist their private agenda into public policy. As the government deals with climate change, species extinction, and scientific research, we require qualified individuals to guide us and a lack of censorship to find our way. Yes, the economy is very scary and I am literally worth a fraction of what I was two years ago, but because of this, our future is brighter and I have hope.