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The Sciences

Obama, Gearing Up for a Full-Fledged Democratic War on Science, Liberates Stem Cell Research

The IntersectionBy Chris MooneyMarch 8, 2009 1:08 AM


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So, I have to say I find this funny. On the one hand we have the current, perverse attempt to forecast all the ways in which Democrats and scientists are going to fall into big conflicts soon, now that the Dems have so much power. The idea here is to construct a false equivalence between the egregious abuses of the Bush administration and a few potential conflicts of a very different nature that could maybe happen sometime in the future under this administration. Meanwhile, we have Obama about to stand up and, you know, liberate embryonic stem cell research. Jeez, Mr. President, didn't you get the memo? You're supposed to start throwing your weight around and pissing scientists off! And yet here you are giving them one thing they've wanted more than almost anything else for nearly a decade. Sheesh. Just let us know when you're ready for the real war on science to start already. There are a lot of journalists out there who have already written their stories and are just waiting to run them.

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