Science in decline in America??

Discussion in 'Science' started by ASLANSPAL, Aug 3, 2005.

  1. ASLANSPAL

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    http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20050708/sc_nm/economy_usa_science_dc

    I know the above article deals with offshoreing
    and markets going over seas but is our American
    culture also making it uncomfortable for science.

    Are the politics bullying science into a static
    position and even reversal.

    That concerns me because I see the majority of
    Scientist who do not give a flip about politics
    and just want to conduct good science.

    I see agendas and major p.r. campaigns mixed
    with politics that are meant to destroy good
    science The scientist for the most part
    do not play hard ball politics will they just
    pick up and go else where.

    Scientist though highly intelligent mixed with
    percieved arrogance just want to do good work
    and seem to me innocent, and are not into politics, religion, or even destroying religion.


    In a nutshell why are we demonizing Science?

    what say you.

    I for one do not want to see our country go
    backwards and make science and scientist the
    bad guy because they are not. imho

    so I ask the question is Science static or in
    decline in the United States.
     
  2. Travelsong

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    Well hopefully we can get all of the YEC folks to move to South Carolina in that "Christian exodus" so the rest of the country can get back to the business of actual science.
     
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    Good Old Amercian know how?

    U.S. sacrifices science on the altar of religion

    Published on: 08/07/05
    Whatever happened to good old American know-how? What became of those twin qualities of our national character — ingenuity and resourcefulness?

    The nation could use a bit of those right now: Even as global petroleum reserves peak, we have no national program for developing alternative energy sources; NASA's shuttle program has been suspended indefinitely for fear of another disaster; and the South Koreans and others are outstripping us in vital genetic research.

    The Pentagon is so desperate to attract a new generation of scientists and engineers that it is sending midcareer researchers to screenwriting school, hoping they'll write movies depicting scientists as flashy heroes. But that won't help much if President Bush is going to declare war on science.
     

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