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We’d Rather Have Real Science, Thank You

The news headlines are all about heavy duty policies surrounding the economy and the federal budget.

However, I’m convinced that seemingly little things like the memo issued today by the President will have a bigger long range impact.

That is why today, I am also signing a Presidential Memorandum directing the head of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy to develop a strategy for restoring scientific integrity to government decision making. To ensure that in this new Administration, we base our public policies on the soundest science; that we appoint scientific advisors based on their credentials and experience, not their politics or ideology; and that we are open and honest with the American people about the science behind our decisions. That is how we will harness the power of science to achieve our goals — to preserve our environment and protect our national security; to create the jobs of the future, and live longer, healthier lives.

Government policy based on sound scientific research and not the faith of the decider in chief. Excellent idea!

I wonder if the Oklahoma legislature will consider a resolution condemning the concept of scientific integrity as well.

1 Comment

  1. Dave

    It’s all so exciting, but you just made me realize…I haven’t heard anyone really complain yet. Maybe it’s a benefit of coming in when the previous president was polling so low, but Obama seems to be accomplishing things that normally would draw protesters and angry editorials and naive water cooler talk. It’s pretty exciting, but it sort of makes me not want to draw a lot of attention…somehow I’ve decided that if I tweet/talk about it too much, someone will try to stop the progress. :)

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