Nice to know some in the White House agrees with this blog.
“Somehow we the people of the United States have failed to support our once proud center and its double-digit return for every dollar invested over the last 100 years. If we do not support and invest in the science of life, who will? Do we think that China or India will do the science and give it to us for free? We need to tell Congress, and President Obama, to reverse this trend; we need a moon-shot vision that says we shall clothe, feed and fuel the world sustainably and then fund the science and the institution we have in place to do the job.” John Peter Thompson April 27, 2008 Invasive Notes
“The president, citing the race to place an American on the moon in the 1960s as "the high-water mark" of the U.S. commitment to scientific research, pledged today to commit at least 3% of the nation's gross domestic product to research. "If there was ever a day that reminded us" of the importance of that, he said, it is this day.” Mark Silva April 28, 2009
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