Thursday, October 04, 2007

What's Good For The Goose...

Hillary says that she will shield Science from politics. [link]

Since far too many politicians rely on global warming pseudo-science, maybe that's a good thing. We should keep the global warming crack-pots away from our policy-making. That's one of the best ideas I've heard yet.

There is just one problem. What about ETHICS? Politics is the only force capable of making sure that Science is governed by ethical standards. What happens when you give scientists total freedom from right and wrong? You get Frankenstein. You get Auschwitz.

What about all the Democrat efforts to ban live animal research? Is that not political? What about all the attacks by liberal groups like P.E.T.A. and Earth First upon scientists and facilities? Is that not political?

If Hilary were to follow her logic to its conclusion, we have to allow live animal research, and we must give scientists police protection from liberal activists and eco-terrorists.

Oh, wait. I'm confused, now.

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