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By gpig (Mon Mar 09, 2009 at 12:35:03 PM EST) hooray, sanity at last, president, memo (all tags)
Americans! Your philosopher-king has spoken wisely.


http://www.whitehouse.gov/the_press_office/Memorandum-for-the-Heads-of-Executive-Departments-and-Agencies-3-9-09/

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Science and the scientific process must inform and guide decisions of my Administration on a wide range of issues, including improvement of public health, protection of the environment, increased efficiency in the use of energy and other resources, mitigation of the threat of climate change, and protection of national security.
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Except for information that is properly restricted from disclosure under procedures established in accordance with statute, regulation, Executive Order, or Presidential Memorandum, each agency should make available to the public the scientific or technological findings or conclusions considered or relied on in policy decisions;
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In other words, the government will use science to guide policy decisions, and if a policymaker claims that the evidence is on their side, they have to show that evidence.

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Quite a change. by ad hoc (4.00 / 1) #1 Mon Mar 09, 2009 at 01:27:44 PM EST

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Damn it by duxup (4.00 / 1) #2 Mon Mar 09, 2009 at 03:34:31 PM EST
How is science going to help me with my justify my greed, and ignorance!?!?!?

Government isn't worth anything these days!

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"Show Your Work" by CheeseburgerBrown (4.00 / 2) #3 Mon Mar 09, 2009 at 04:25:07 PM EST
Open source decision making. That's a slippery slope. You know where it leads? Accountability.

And who wants to be responsible for something like that?

I call shennanigans. This whole Obama hoax has gone too far. You're messing with my feelings.


I am from a small, unknown country in the north called Ca-na-da.
This isn't science by nebbish (4.00 / 1) #4 Tue Mar 10, 2009 at 06:41:38 AM EST
It's poetry

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It's political correctness gone mad!

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