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Salvo 31

Salvo 31

Feature — Topic: ScientismSalvo #31

Unsettling Science

What You Hear May Be Fact, Falsehood, Fabrication, or Merely Fiat by Regis Nicoll


Shortly after his historic 2008 presidential win, Barack Obama announced that his administration would make "scientific decisions based on facts, not ideology." His first "scientifically based" decision was to lift the ban on federally funded embryonic stem-cell research.1

To the president and his policy wonks, the science "was in," settled, that such research would lead to a medical panacea. This, despite the successes of adult stem-cell research, which had already produced dozens of treatments . . .


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