Thursday, December 14, 2006

Tom Friedman Goes Overboard

In a recent column, Tom Friedman praises the Chinese government's push for innovation, and notes that part of him said:
"Gosh, wouldn't it be nice to have a government that was so focused on innovation -- instead of one that is basically anti-science."

Come on, now. Isn't that a little much? Sure, there are a handful of issues on which the Bush administration wants to limit scientists, based on the view that certain scientific activities create ethical problems. But to say that they are "anti-science"? That's just silly. Bush talks about science all the time: fuel cells, cellulosic ethanol, space exploration, etc.

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