“Restore Science to its Rightful Place”

President Obama intends to “restore science to its rightful place” in stark contrast with his predecessor, George W. Bush. For eight years, comprehensive sex education, biological evolution, drug policy, embryonic stem cell research, family planning, birth control,  environmental regulation, energy policy, pollution controls, and climate science have been politicized, muzzled, and forced to conform to the neoconservative/Christian Right agenda in a full scale war on science.

Now that the anti-intellectual, anti-science administration is out of office, work that has been neglected for far too long can be restarted to bring America to the forefront of scientific achievement, and raise its population’s scientific literacy.  The benefits of this will be two-fold: (1) it will make America more innovative, competitive, and prosperous, and (2) it will beat back the titanic forces of Unreason that have pervaded and eroded America’s cultural vitality and Enlightenment heritage.

President Obama must reverse the damage inflicted upon America’s image as a scientific, innovative nation – a nation of “the risk-takers, the doers, the makers of things” – and more importantly as the country that will determine the future of Western civilization. America is the bulwark of Western civilization, and without science the pillars of its strength fracture and crumble, but with science they are restored. The President understands this. It is now up to the people to embrace the scientific way of thinking and body of knowledge so that they may walk out of the shadow of the valley of Unreason.

~ by jsacc001 on January 23, 2009.

3 Responses to ““Restore Science to its Rightful Place””

  1. […] just ran into an older post on Grey and White Matter (Jeffrey’s blog) today that caught my eye, and reminded me once more of the linguistically […]

  2. Hey Jeff, I made a post on this post in my blog, but I’m not sure if WordPress automatically sent you a trackback link. Here’s the link: http://world.intellectualprops.com/state-power/the-christian-right-isnt-the-only-enemy-of-science/

    Let the trackback storm begin? 🙂

  3. Responded to your comment on my blog (I don’t think I have an auto-notify feature)

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