Obama has some refreshing ideas regarding the role of science in 21st Century America. It sound like he's ready to put the intellectual morass of the Bush years behind us. (H/T Daily Kos)
"It is time, once again, to put science at the top of our agenda and restore America's place as the world's leader in science and technology."
"... the truth is that promoting science isn't just about providing resources – it's about protecting free and open inquiry. It's about ensuring that facts and evidence are never twisted or obscured by politics or ideology. It's about listening to what our scientists have to say, even when it's inconvenient – especially when it's inconvenient. Because the highest purpose of science is the search for knowledge, truth and a greater understanding of the world around us."