Monday, March 9, 2009

Reason Over Ideology

President Obama has signed an executive order to reverse the ban on federal funding for embryonic stem cell research, reversing 8 years of regressive policy under the Bush administration. Watching Obama's speech, I was struck by his respect for the value of scientific research, and his commitment to protect it from the muzzle of religious doctrine.
"Medical miracles do not happen simply by accident," Obama said in a ceremony Monday. "They result from painstaking and costly research — from years of lonely trial and error, much of which never bears fruit — and from a government willing to support that work," he said.
After nearly a decade of suffering through Bush's theocracy, Americans can finally look forward to an era of decisions based on facts and reason, not ideology. As expected, the God-squad propagandists are not amused (yawn...)


WesternGrit said...

Thank (God?)... I purchased a significant amount of shares in several bio-tech companies which do stem-cell research last month, anticipating this announcement.

I'm a happy camper today!

Oh.. I'm also very pleased that we can push the religious extremists aside, and get on with science!

Red Canuck said...

WG - Good for you! If I actually had the extra cash (and the foresight), I would have done the same!:)

It's very encouraging that the Obama administration is embracing science so openly...quite a contrast to our pathetic government.

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