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

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,...

 
This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #31, Winter 2014 Copyright © 2019 Salvo | www.salvomag.com https://salvomag.com/article/salvo31/unsettling-science