Thursday, June 01, 2006

The American War on Science

Tony Boccanfuso wrote a feature article last week saying:
While this federal and military support for R&D has served us well, we should be concerned about recent trends which show Federal research investments shrinking as a share of the U.S. economy.
Evan Tishuk at OrangeCoat forwarded me an article this week, The American War on Science.
By most objective measures, the United States is the undisputed world leader in science and innovation, whether it's funding for research and development, the number of PhD students it graduates or its share of the world's patents. For the world's wealthiest nation, this is hardly a remarkable feat. What is remarkable is that the US accomplished this with a supply of domestic talent whose skills in math and science are, also according to most objective measures, merely mediocre.
If we don't get serious about this growing crisis, we are currently living in the last years of the United States' preeminence in the world.

1 comment:

Olivier Blanchard said...

Science isn't real anyway. The Bible doesn't even mention it once.