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Posted on 07/23/2006 9:55:04 PM PDT by Libloather
Clinton says Bush years 'hard on science'
By Mark Pratt, Associated Press Writer
July 23, 2006
BOSTON --New York Sen. Hillary Clinton said Sunday that scientific and medical advances in fields including embryonic stem cell research are being held back by a White House that puts ideology and theology ahead of facts and evidence.
"The last 5 1/2 years have been hard on science ... and particularly hard because of the president's veto last week," Clinton told 5,000 attendees at the World Transplant Congress in Boston.
Clinton, a potential Democratic candidate for president in 2008, said science is being politicized while scientific evidence is being manipulated.
"It seems there are some in Washington who want to turn our capital into an evidence-free zone," the former first lady said at the Hynes Convention Center.
She co-sponsored legislation that would allow for federal funding for research on new stem cell lines, and was ultimately vetoed Bush.
Clinton said supporters of the bill don't have enough votes to overturn the veto, but she pledged to push the measure again next year.
"We have tried to make decisions based on evidence and facts, not on ideology, not on theology," she said. "But right now we are seeing that at risk, and for me that is a dangerous turning point."
Clinton urged attendees, representing 85 nations, to stand up for science. Partnerships between the government and academic and research institutions are vital to the health of the economy.
"I told her after she inspired even an old conservative like me," said Cosimi, who is chief of transplantation at Massachusetts General Hospital. "Everything she said was quite true, well informed and well delivered."
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Is that where you go to get advice on how to run for office in NY when you're really from a few other states?
Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., speaks at the World Transplant Congress 2006, a conference focusing on topics in the field of transplantation medicine at John B. Hynes Convention Center in Boston, Sunday, July 23, 2006. (AP Photo/Chitose Suzuki)
,,,,,,"hard on science"????...I thought that was her husband's field of expertise
What "facts and evidence" does Hitlery have to support embryinc stem cell research?
Maybe it's just her blood lust...
I would be curious how many patents, new technologies and other scientific breakthroughs by the United States stack up against the rest of the world during the Bush years.
Whenever these liberal dopes open their mouths and say all knowing garbarge like this, almost always the data shows the opposite.
You mean like you and Bill in the White House?
The Clinton years were hard on interns.
How does a veto last week hurt the previous 5 1/2 years of science? Through the use of the Karl Rove Time Dilation and Window-Cleaning Machine?
The freaking stupidity of this woman still manages to surprise me, considering how her fans keep telling us how smart she is.
Not as hard as they were on cigars.
That's where "blood lust" comes in, although with BJ any lust will suffice!
Hillary and "hard on." The two just don't go together.
Lets advance to the point where everybody can live to be 105, of course it will be a miserable existance after you hit 90, but than the government can have the excuse to take 70% of your wages.
She's got a real purtee mouth!
So raising moral qualms about the destruction of human embryos is "politicizing" and "anti-science"? Intolerance, thy name is Democrat!
Hillary is truely heading downhill fast. Her face is taking on a more reptilian look day after day now.
She's a liar, as we all kknow.
Liberals like Clinton who are in academia love to sit around and fiddle with pointless "problems", listen to and discuss NPR, and complain about how the NSF isn't providing enough funds for basic research. And they ALWAYS say research with the emphasis on search, and without a hard E in the first syllable. No matter how much money they get, they still aren't getting enough for their all-important research. And the national labs are an even bigger scam than the universities. They have people who show up for work around 11 AM, read email, eat lunch, take a nap, and go home around 4, while making aobut 120K per year for their "efforts".
It is President Bush who has the vision and plan of sending man to Mars. You can't get more scientific than that.
No excuse is
needed for treating this subject in some detail; for, as the German
philosopher Schopenhauer remarks, "the final aim of all love
intrigues, be they comic or tragic, is really of more importance
than all other ends in human life. What it all turns upon is nothing
less than the composition of the next generation.... It is not the
weal or woe of any one individual, but that of the human race to come,
which is here at stake."*
* "Schopenhauer and Darwinism," in Journal of Anthropology, Jan.,
1871, p. 323.
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