Funding to Science and US elections
Just seven days remain now for the elections and the promises made by both John McCain and Obama before the economic drop of double funding to basic research looked a distant possibility till today. But speaking at the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing conference in Palo Alto, California, Obama science adviser and Stanford University plant biologist Sharon Long said she would advise that basic funding should survive the budget tightening of either candidate.Science adviser to Obama believes that science funding will not be compromised and will be a priority ,instead it will serve as means to strengthen dropping economy.The McCain campaign turned down an invitation to have a science adviser speak at the conference.
The problem with the basic research is it takes rather long time to see the outcome, but it forms the foundation for progress ,so one cannot ignore it.The bottom line is that –No basic research meaning no scientific advancements.The words of Obama’s science adviser is heartening to hear and hope it stays that way if they win the elections.
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