Skip to comments.Hillary Clinton says Bush years 'hard on science' (@ World Transplant Congress)
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.
Man oh man, somebody better do something about the bags under the carpetbaggers eyes in the next 12 months. She's got some serious baggage.
I wish I could hurt like this:
Total NIH budget:
FY 2000: $17,820,587,000
FY 2006: $28,461,417,000
Total non-defense Federal support for R & D
FY 2001: $41,043,000,000
FY 2006: $52,862,000,000
These Democrat scumbags will say anything to get elected.
The great break in the organic chain between man and his nearest
allies, which cannot be bridged over by any extinct or living species,
has often been advanced as a grave objection to the belief that man is
descended from some lower form; but this objection will not appear
of much weight to those who, from general reasons, believe in the
general principle of evolution. Breaks often occur in all parts of the
series, some being wide, sharp and defined, others less so in
various degrees; as between the orang and its nearest allies-
between the Tarsius and the other Lemuridae- between the elephant, and
in a more striking manner between the Ornithorhynchus or Echidna,
and all other mammals. But these breaks depend merely on the number of
related forms which have become extinct. At some future period, not
very distant as measured by centuries, the civilised races of man will
almost certainly exterminate, and replace, the savage races throughout
the world. At the same time the anthropomorphous apes, as Professor
Schaaffhausen has remarked,* will no doubt be exterminated. The
break between man and his nearest allies will then be wider, for it
will intervene between man in a more civilised state, as we may
hope, even than the Caucasian, and some ape as low as a baboon,
instead of as now between the negro or Australian and the gorilla.
I laughed at him and said nothing. How do you have a discussion with someone who thinks he knows it all because he was hanging with his fellow teachers and got the stock answers down pat and let that be a substitute for thinking?
Can we send socialist pigs to the rings around uranus?
No they don't.
She looks beat. She's my wife's age, and my missus looks a lot better.
I just saw the movie "Word Play" and there is a small segment with Slick. He has a matching set under the eyes.
They probably keep each other up by annoying the sleep out of the other.
Maybe that's because she doesn't have any, lol.
Her ideology is communistic and her theology is just for show.
In the Russian revolution, Tsarist centralisation and oppression of the peasantry were succeeded by a more powerful Marxist-Leninist centralisation and the physical liquidation of the peasantry under Stalin.
'Nations as well as men', de Tocqueville observed, 'almost always betray the most prominent features of their future destiny in their earliest years." The distinguishing feature of Prussia had always been its Army, the distinguishing feature of the Prussian Army its discipline. In the eighteenth century Prussia was described not as a state supporting an army but as an army supporting a state. As soldiers existed to serve the state. The more the materialist or plainly subversive attitudes were spread with the growth of industry, the more the Prussian ruling class, feeling threatened, exaggerated their state-centred warrior code.
Its expression changed with the changing intellectual world of the nineteenth century. Darwin had the most striking effect. 'The struggle for existence' and 'the survival of the fittest' had obvious resonances in a soldier state. Darwin's cousin, Francis Galton, helped to focus them by applying the principles of selection to human society. Arguing that medicine and civilisation acted against natural selection by protecting the unfit and eroding the pressure to adapt, he proposed that human breeding be guided to favour the better stock. He called his porposals Eugenics.
Nietzsche raised Galton's pseudo-science into moral (or super-moral) philosophy. Assuming that traditional ideas of God were myths and Christian morality a set of myths designed by the weak to protect themselves against the strong, a 'slave morality' that tamed, weakened, emasculated the vigorous natural impulses of man, he maintained that nothing was true, hence everything was permitted - a theory of relativity in values that naturally followed the removal of any fixed points of reference such as God or morality. He destroyed the logic of the argument - not that he valued logic or reason - by assuming that the theory of evolution was true and that, while the laws of morality were a tissue of inventions, the laws of heredity were also true. Thus he defined truth - and in the most unsubtle, unscientific and materialistic manner. However, it permitted him to insert, in place of God, man as evolved into Superman. Put another way, if there was not God - and evidently there was not there was no will of God, only mans will.
Schopenhauer had previously identified will as the reality behind all apperances - not individual will, that was an illusion, but a vast universal will which permeated all creation. Man's will was a fraction of this cosmic will, part of the oneness of the universe. Nietzsche defined the universal will - which in Schopenhauer had no end or purpose - in a Darwinistic sense as the will to power: "This world is the will to power - and nothing else.' He defined the Superman who must necessarily result from the will to power when everything is permitted as the antithesis of the masses, whom he called the 'bungled and botched'. The Superman conquered and ruled the masses as he conquered and ruled himself, the world, even destiny, to become master of the world.
It is no coincidence that Nietzsche's hero was Bonaparte. His Superman is little more than the idealisation or fantasy of the warrior-hero and Supermachiavelli combined, employing violence and cunning, cruelty and crime, although there was no conventional 'crime' in Nietzsche's system - only the will to power.
Nietzsche went mad in 1888. He was, of course, mad all the time; his writings were inspired revelations from the deepest subconscious levels of his own pysche which mirrored the culture that produced him. Since that culture was about to burst forth on the world stage they were also extraordinary books of prophecy touched with genius. That he was not a Prussian Junker, but the bourgeois son of a Protestant pastor, or that others from other cultures expressed similar views are beside the point. He was expressing in extreme, grotesque form the masculine, martial code that inspired Bismarck in the Prussian Wars of unification, and by stirring in the new 'laws' of evolutionary biology justified intellectually the compulsions of a warrior caste. Had his visions not corresponded to those of his countrymen he would not have spawned so many in his own image;
Some of the most pernicious of these concerned breeding to produce a race of Supermen. Nietzsche proposed choosing the best racial specimens for breeding, but prohibiting the reproduction of the unfit, sterilising criminals and annihilating misfits. Such a programme of 'race hygiene' was espoused towards the end of the century by Alfred Ploetz, who prefaced his book THE FITNESS OF OUR RACE with a quotation from Nietzsche, 'Upward leads our way from the Species into the Superspecies'. Ploetz followed Galton and his English successors in seeing disease as a positive selecting out of the unfit, hence like them he perceived a fundamental contradiction between mordern medicine and the health of the race. Since the race stood higher in his order of things than the individual, he proposed that the health of the individual be subordinated to race hygiene. In 1904 he founded the Society for Race Hygiene which sought to publicise practical ways in which this principle could be realized; they included new marriage laws and a new concept of sexual morality which would encourage the most fit to propagate the greatest number of children. Combined with the sterilization of the Minderwertigen, or inferior specimens, this would breed in the best, select out the worst and so improve the racial gene pool. The highest race was assumed to be the white race, the highest branch the Aryan. Aryans were to bred like stallions into a Superspecies.
Padfield "Himmler" pg 32-33
Well, that depends. Reno's actually a man, isn't he?
Who the hell knows what Reno is. I don't see either sex wanting to have sex with "it."
Very nice, can I get in trouble from blinking text?
Obsequious leftist hatelary rodhamster placemarker ...
Current treatments by ESC = 0
Current treatments by ASC = dozens
For the first time, I agree with her! Certainly not enough research into.... liposuction!
I was thinking the same thing. When does the mask come off and we see the real space alien that lies beneath?
< cough>Whitewater billing records.< /cough>
What a *lying* sociopath slut!!!!
I've always liked Mancow's description of Hillary's legs: Upside-down piano legs.