Sunday, February 19, 2006

You Reap What You Sow III

Like I said, if you want to get political, you might lose. Keep your grants out of the political debate. I just don't understand how you can be so overtly political and expect no consequences when you lose. Here is a flavor:
The Union of Concerned Scientists have this to say:

In his State of the Union address, President Bush called for investment in “clean, safe nuclear energy.” This seemingly harmless phrase, however, does not describe the controversial new program currently under consideration by the administration and some members of Congress. Under this new plan, the U.S. would “reprocess,” or separate, weapons-usable plutonium from the spent nuclear fuel generated by U.S. power reactors. This proposal would make it easier for terrorists to acquire the material for making a nuclear bomb. Help us make this program politically “radioactive”: please tell your representative and senators to keep nuclear material out of the hands of terrorists by rejecting all efforts to fund this dangerous plutonium reprocessing program.
What does that have to do with science? btw, the emphasis is theirs. Why are you borrowing against the credibility of the scientific institution to advance your political agendas? Remember when 48 Nobel scientists endorsed Kerry? They are part of some group called scientists and engineers for change. Whatever.


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