The Resurgence of Science

obama-brings-back-science–Praise God, the sciences have made a comeback in their acceptance by government!  I am thrilled that President Obama is encouraging more open scientific discussion and research without political interference.  As Obama well expressed it, “Our government has forced what I believe is a false choice between sound science and moral values.”  Obama has signed documents changing U.S. science policy and removing what some researchers have said were shackles on their work.

Obama elaborated, “It is about ensuring that scientific data is never distorted or concealed to serve a political agenda–and that we make scientific decisions based on facts, not ideology.

The most immediate effect of this will be to allow federally funded researchers to use hundreds of new embryonic stem cell lines for promising research in hopes of creating better treatments and even cures for conditions ranging from diabetes to Parkinsons Disease to paralysis.  While some don’t like the fact, we are a religiously pluralistic society, and spiritual and scientific belief need not be mutually exclusive.  The ethical imperative to relieve suffering and promote healing is well served by this decision and change in policy.

I’m beginning to feel like we are starting to live in the 21st century…Hallelujah!

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2 Comments on “The Resurgence of Science”

  1. carycomic Says:

    I’m glad he’s allowed stem-cell research. I’ve had four relatives die from various forms of cancer. And, if stem-cells can ultimately lead to a permanent cure for that, then I say: “Double-hallelujah!”

    • firefox b Says:

      I had a near-relative die of Parkinsons, another condition for which such research offers promise. Many people have in their family or know of someone likely to benefit from stem-cell research; glad the sciences are finally being liberated!

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