Thursday, September 25, 2008

More on Obama's Science Policy

One of the knocks on Senator Obama during the primary campaign was that he was all style and no substance. Back then, it was a fair charge; Obama's campaign did not offer up many specifics as to his policies. No more. Obama has offered up one of the most comprehensive policy plans for science that I have witnessed. I won't go into many specifics here, but Obama aims " to double funding for major science agencies over the next decade."

The Boston Globe reports that 62 Nobel Laureates have endorsed Obama. You can read the endorsement and see the signee's here.

"We have watched Senator Obama's approach to these issues with admiration. We especially applaud his emphasis during the campaign on the power of science and technology to enhance our nation's competitiveness. In particular, we support the measures he plans to take – through new initiatives in education and training, expanded research funding, an unbiased process for obtaining scientific advice, and an appropriate balance of basic and applied research – to meet the nation's and the world's most urgent needs."

Poster by Scott Hansen.

1 comment:

  1. It is Obama who will rise and teach america and science and women the mighty final lesson of death, and it is america and science and women who will feel the unsurmountable cause from within and without to bring america and science and women to flame and be forgotten. This is happening because it is destined to be the future of all. Americas death and the death of all science and women is what must be. We all serve Obama as we must. With death brings the future.

    Obama 08