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The Sciences

Looking ahead

Bad AstronomyBy Phil PlaitJanuary 20, 2009 10:27 PM

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I'm so proud and happy right now. What a day! The peaceful transition of power always fills me with wonder that such a thing can occur. And then to hear a President specifically mention the words "data" and "statistics" shortly after saying "We will restore science to its rightful place..." Well. This scientist may have choked up just a little. I can hope that with this new Administration, much of what we have fought for these past few years will now only need our support, and not our defense. Of course, the forces against us all still exist; there's just been a shift of power. Unfortunately, there will always be a need for those who support reality, those who will fight for critical thinking, and those who will make their voices heard when some try to impose their narrow view on others. And so, as always, it's time to look ahead and continue to fight the good fight.

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