Thursday, January 22, 2009

Restoring Science to its Rightful Place

I've talked a little about President Obama's good choices for his science team. The following quote from his inaugural address give me even greater (dare I say it?) hope:

“We will build the roads and bridges, the electric grids and digital lines that feed our commerce and bind us together. We will restore science to its rightful place and wield technology's wonders to raise health care's quality and lower its costs. We will harness the sun and the winds and the soil to fuel our cars and run our factories. And we will transform our schools and colleges and universities to meet the demands of a new age.

After eight years of faith-based bullshit, I am so glad to have someone who talks like this in the oval office. Oh, also? He actually mentioned non-believers.

Needless to say, I'm happy so far.


Joy said...

Yes, he did! He's also getting to keep his Blackberry. The NSA encrypted it or whatever they do to make it untraceable. He was off to a good start today about ethics, salaries, lobbyists, government transparency, and Gitmo.

You're up late.

Mike D'Virgilio said...

With all due respect, sir, the only "bullshit" is what emanates from your fingertips.

Perky Skeptic said...

Oooh, a CLEVER troll! This one can spell and everything! I see it has neglected to make a logical argument for its position, though. Quelle surprise!

Mimi said...

Gotta love someone who can take a stab without a weapon. Love the post.

Vaklam said...

Hi, Mimi! Yeah, he even gave me some scare quotes. Score!

I've added your blog to my sidebar.