As we speak, Barack Obama is undoing eight years of Bush success in building a high wall of separation between SCIENCE and STATE!
Yesterday, Obama announced the appointment of a Nobel Prize winning scientist to his cabinet, and also the appointment, to a governmental position, of a woman who was once president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
What’s this world coming to?
Here’s Obama, in his weekly radio address, talking about science as something, well, good, and important to protect:
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 like President Kennedy, who inspired us to push the boundaries of the known world and achieve the impossible; 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. It’s about listening to what our scientists have to say, even when it’s inconvenient – especially when it’s inconvenient. Because the highest purpose of science is the search for knowledge, truth and a greater understanding of the world around us.
Yes, you read that right. Obama wants to protect “the integrity of the scientific process” and have facts and evidence guiding American public policy.
Obviously, Obama is biased by the presuppositions of a scientific-materialist worldview, and has little faith.
Here’s his full, horrifying statement:
Lovely…and to think that it hasn’t even been a century since the atomic bombs were dropped or when the Nazi’s were “advancing medicine” by performing experiments on disabled people and the Jews in their scientifically innovative concentration camps.
You fundamentalist reality denying nutcases, it is people like you that hold the human race back as a species.
You do know that Obama is a committed Christian don’t you?
“Obviously, Obama is biased by the presuppositions of a scientific-materialist worldview, and has little faith.”
No Barack Obama wants to further the collective pool of human knowledge and give science more creedence in America, where honestly you Americans have a downright pathetic view of science, you think science is some vague biased worldview religion (evident in that 53% of Americans think the Earth is less then 6000 years old), this is the most blatant misrepresentation of science I can imagine, and I freely confess, the most downright pathetic one.
A hard working scientist who has dedicated his life to discovery of knowledge and truth and seeking out evidence and expanding the cess pool of human knowledge is a million times more deserving of respect and admiration then a priest.
When confronted with a question of which we do not yet have the answer, the scientist revels in this, he/she works, works and WORKS to find the answer, observing, experimenting, reasoning, conducting team work investigations, it can take a few years, even decades, even hundreds of years to find the answer, the scientific community uniting as a whole, all working collectively to solve the problem and never giving up until it is completely solved. We do not stop there though. We then see how the solution is scrutinized, debated, argued by professional scientist as a whole, examining the data, going over it with a fine tooth comb looking for areas that may have been focused on with too much mundanity, holes in the theories explaining the phenomena, this part of it continues on and on ad infinitum. All the while increasing out understanding of the phenomena as time passes by.
You ask a pries or a fundy like yourself, and you get all excited and red faced with glee, and say “AHA! It is the glory of God! There can BE NO POSSIBLE DOUBT!, this is evidence of his insatiable magnificence!!”
The scientists solution: Can take up to hundreds of years, much work, peer reviewed, constantly debated.
Priests and fundies solution: GODDITIT!!!! (30 seconds)
Now after reading this, whiiich one are you going to take more seriously?????
Yes, Santi, you are such a religious fundamentalist! LOL. 🙂
Did this person even read your blog before posting this?
The first two responses were odd. It appears that “Concerned American” and “rhys” are in an unironic standoff.
I mean to comment soon on the New Mexico post that you have so ably defended, but I’ve been unusually busy the past couple of days.