[FPSPACE] Opinion: Suppression of science leads nowhere
zirconic1 at earthlink.net
Thu Jun 16 18:23:16 EDT 2005
>Guest Viewpoint: Suppression of science leads nowhere
by: Steven R. Dickman
>deficit." But the real causes may be much more complex and sinister.
>Although many scientists find a place for religion in their lives, some
members of the Religious Right community and their allies in the Bush
administration have declared war on science.
I've heard this crazed conspiracy theory before and it really makes no sense.
>In fact, the Bush administration has begun a drastic (and essentially
unprecedented) redirection of the science carried out by the National
Aeronautics and Space Administration.
Oh, bullocks! In fact, as a percentage of NASA's budget, science has never done better.
> The Manned Mission to Mars program
announced by the president prior to his 2004 State of the Union address,
with costs likely to be in the range of $1 trillion over the next few
decades (so much for reducing the federal deficit!)
And there you have it, ladies and gentlemen! That's all you need to know!
There is NO manned Mars program. There is no $1 trillion cost estimate.
You gotta love a guest columnist who takes someone to task for being so wrong and repeats these tired old cliches.
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