[Posted by Karl]
Obi-wan: Only the Sith believe in absolutes. The Sith are EVIL.
Obama-wan: Science shouldn’t be guided by ideology. Cloning is WRONG.
Ah, if only the best place for storing embryonic stem cells was Yucca Flat.
Scientific consensus on nuclear waste disposal does not seem to have affected Pres. Obama’s position. The Washington Post chose to bury its own example near the end of the story:
Obama does not intend to call for the repeal of the Dickey-Wicker amendment, which bars the use of federal funds to conduct research on embryos directly.
The point here is not about the merits of human embryonic stem cell research, or funding same. Rather, it is about Pres. Obama and his lapdog press pretending they are driven only by Science, when they are just as prone to moral and political considerations as Pres. Bush was. Only the morality and politics differ.
Update: Jonathan Adler notes Secretary of Energy Steven Chu’s hysterical claim that climate change threatens to end all agriculture in California. As Thomas Dolby might say, “SCIENCE!”
Update x2: Pres. Obama has defunded promising, non-controversial stem cell research. SCIENCE!