Thursday, January 22, 2009

Scientists weep with joy

Scientists Welcome Obama’s Words

President Obama's statement that he will “restore science to its rightful place" brought joy to scientists thought the US government. Although many scientists (and science policy experts) realize it will take years to repair the damage of Bush's antediluvian rules and regulations, many are optimistic:

...Still, many scientists were exuberant. Staff members throughout the government’s scientific agencies held inaugural parties on Tuesday, and many reported being teary-eyed with joy. “If you look at the science world, you see a lot of happy faces,” said Frank Press, a former president of the National Academy of Sciences and former science adviser to President Jimmy Carter. “It’s not just getting money. It’s his recognition of what science can do to bring this country back in an innovative way.”

6 comments:

green_ghost113 said...

It's great to finally have come to end of Bush's Dark Ages.
Hopefully we can now enter a New Age of Enlightenment.

But it gives me pause to wonder what Dr. Zaius would say....

Livia Indica said...

I saw on the news that Obama's team were shocked at how little technology was used within Bush's White House. No email and comparatively ancient software. Here's hoping that science and technology will find their rightful place in this administration.

Leon Basin said...

Great blog you have here! Thank you.

genexs said...

Green Ghost: Dr. Zaius said there was no conflict between science and religion, as long as you don't contradict the Sacred Scrolls.

Livia: That would explain a lot. I thought I saw the outgoing economic adviser carrying an abacus.

Leon: Thanx! Please stop in again. I've been a bit sluggish the last couple of weeks do to work overload, but I'll bb to form shortly.

Ghost Dansing said...

a sad backwards administration was that last Republican one......

Dr. Zaius said...

Yay! The Dark Ages are over!