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    gizmo59, CMYK

    I'll have to look for video of the science panel.  But I have to say I think the bloggy emphasis on evolution is misplaced.  It's fine to address that in education panels.  But it isn't really what's interfering with funding and progress in biomedical science, anyway.  

    Was there any discussion of the anti-science forces (on the right and one the left) that want to block funding and progress in biotechnology, and interfere with public health?  

    Darwinic pilgrims claim the image fills them with an overwhelming feeling of logic. --The Onion

    by mem from somerville on Mon Aug 17, 2009 at 07:13:38 AM PDT

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      mem from somerville, CMYK

      because my notes on this particular panel were not as extensive as they ought to have been, but if I recall correctly, there was no substantial discussion about current efforts to block ant progress in biotechnology or public health.  The two who would know most on those topics, Dr. Susan Wood, and Michael Stebbins, Assistant Director for Biotechnology at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, expressed relief at the change in atmosphere in Washington since Obama took over.  But that was about it on those topics.

      -5.13,-5.64; EVERYTHING is an approximation! -Hans A. Bethe

      by gizmo59 on Mon Aug 17, 2009 at 07:48:11 AM PDT

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