More on Science Debate 2008
Read the whole article, but this boils it down nicely for me:
Nearly all of America’s major policy issues, ranging from global warming to stem cell research, energy policy to pandemic-disease control, data privacy to healthcare, national defense to ocean management — or a manned mission to Mars — have science and technology at their heart, providing considerable dangers and immense opportunities. Successfully grappling with these issues, and more like them, will require policymakers to have vision and a more thorough understanding of science than ever before.
So, while you’re reading that, I’m going to get back to learning about polymer-laced scaffolds that mimic key neurotransmitters for nerves. Science research rocks.