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  • The Space Ruse: Obama's New Frontier

    04/16/2010 6:44:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies · 916+ views
    investors.com ^ | 4/16/10 | editor
    Competitiveness: The president spent Tax Day reassuring Florida voters that money will keep flowing to NASA. But in space as well as on Earth, we'll be an unexceptional nation. In space, no one can hear you scheme. President Obama's speech at the Kennedy Space Center will never be confused with President Kennedy's clarion call in 1961 to send an American to the moon within a decade. Rather it was an admission that we will now boldly go where no one wants to go.
  • Obama czar's shocking communist connections

    03/03/2010 7:00:34 PM PST · by Man50D · 16 replies · 821+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | March 03, 2010 | Aaron Klein
    John Holdren, President Obama's "science czar," served on the board of editors of a magazine whose personnel were accused of providing vital nuclear information that helped the Soviet Union build an atom bomb. The magazine, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, has a long history of employing socialist and communist sympathizers, including during the time of Holdren's employment in 1984, reports the New Zeal blog. Holdren is assistant to the president for science and technology, director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and co-chairman of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. The Bulletin of...
  • Obama’s Move To End Constellation Prompts Industrial Base Questions

    02/14/2010 12:43:48 AM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 16 replies · 655+ views
    Space News ^ | 2/12/2010 | Amy Klamper
    Industry advocates are voicing concern with U.S. President Barack Obama’s decision to cancel NASA’s Moon-bound Constellation program and the threat it poses to America’s aerospace work force and U.S. strategic missile arsenals, but Defense Department officials said the two agencies are forging a plan to sustain the nation’s solid-rocket motor industrial base. Rep. Rob Bishop (R-Utah) is among those railing against Obama’s proposal to scrap NASA’s plan to replace its space shuttle fleet with new rockets and spacecraft in favor of relying on commercial crew taxis to get astronauts to the international space station and back. “This is not money-saving....
  • America: Lost In Space

    01/28/2010 5:39:11 PM PST · by Kaslin · 36 replies · 1,305+ views
    Investors.com ^ | January 28, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Achievement: The nation that put the first man on the moon may have put its last as budget cuts slash NASA's plans to return. Men will return to the moon, but they will likely speak Chinese. On May 25, 1961, President Kennedy announced in front of a joint session of Congress the dramatic and ambitious goal of sending an American to the moon by the end of that decade. It was a clarion call to the American spirit and technology to rise up and prove that America's best days were still ahead. Forty-one years after Neil Armstrong set foot on...
  • Obama aims to ax moon mission

    01/27/2010 7:07:00 AM PST · by rightcoast · 155 replies · 3,304+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | Wednesday, January 27, 2010
    NASA's plans to return astronauts to the moon are dead. So are the rockets being designed to take them there — that is, if President Barack Obama gets his way. When the White House releases his budget proposal Monday, there will be no money for the Constellation program that was supposed to return humans to the moon by 2020. The troubled and expensive Ares I rocket that was to replace the space shuttle to ferry humans to space will be gone, along with money for its bigger brother, the Ares V cargo rocket that was to launch the fuel and...
  • The politicizing of science

    12/25/2009 6:34:53 PM PST · by ricks_place · 7 replies · 653+ views
    San Gabriel Valley Tribune ^ | 12/25/2009 | Thomas Sowell
    SCIENCE is one of the great achievements of the human mind and the biggest reason why we live not only longer but more vigorously in our old age, in addition to all the ways in which it provides us with things that make life easier and more enjoyable. Like anything valuable, science has been seized upon by politicians and ideologues, and used to forward their own agendas. This started long ago, as far back as the 18th century, when the Marquis de Condorcet coined the term "social science" to describe various theories he favored. In the 19th century, Karl Marx...
  • One World Government – Obama’s Career Path

    12/06/2009 4:33:01 PM PST · by Starman417 · 14 replies · 1,133+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-06-09 | Donald Bly
    In 1977, John Holdren, Assistant to the President for Science and Technology, co-authored the 1,000 page book “Ecoscience” with Paul and Anne Ehrlich. One section, titled “Population Law,” cited the radical group Zero Population Growth and said “it has been concluded that compulsory population-control laws, even including laws requiring compulsory abortion, could be sustained under the existing Constitution if the population crisis became sufficiently severe to endanger the society.” “Few today consider the situation in the United States serious enough to justify compulsion, however.” I ask, who's Constitution are you reading Dr Holdren? The idea that there could be a...
  • ("Mad" Czar John Holdren) Obama Science Adviser Urges Climate Action Amid Uproar

    12/02/2009 6:26:12 PM PST · by thouworm · 41 replies · 1,010+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Dec. 2, 2009 | STEPHEN POWER
    Human activity is "beyond any reasonable doubt" the primary cause of warming temperatures, Mr. Holdren said. (snip) "However this controversy comes out, the result will not call into question the bulk of our understanding of how the climate works or how humans affect it," said Mr. Holdren, director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy. He agreed it is important to "get to the bottom of" the emails' meaning, but emphasized that the vast majority of scientists who have studied climate change agree that failure to act promptly to curb emissions of heat-trapping gases is "overwhelmingly likely" to lead...
  • Climategate: White House Involvement in Scandal Will Make It Harder for MSM to Ignore

    11/26/2009 5:28:16 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 185 replies · 11,386+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | November 26, 2009 | P.J. Gladnick
    Yesterday Brian Williams delivered an NBC Nightly News report about President Obama attending the Copenhagen global warming summit. Guess what hot topic was left untouched? If you had guessed Climategate you would have been correct. Not only Williams but also the other TV networks, with the exception of FOX News, have completely ignored what is considered to be the biggest scientific scandal in history. However, new Climategate revelations made by the Canada Free Press about a White House connection to the scandal will soon make it much more difficult (and ridiculous) for the networks to ignore. Canada Free Press editor...
  • BREAKING: Obama's Science Czar JOHN HOLDREN INVOLVED in CLIMATEGATE SCANDAL

    11/26/2009 10:54:41 AM PST · by American Dream 246 · 115 replies · 5,304+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 11/26/09 | Gateway Pundit
    So, will the state-run media be bold enough to hide this, too? Obama’s socialist Science Czar John Holdren, who once said that forced abortions were needed to save the planet, is also involved in the Climategate Scandal. Holdren, another socialist in the White House, was pushing global cooling before he was pushing man-made global warming. NewsBusters and Canada Free Press are doing the work the state-run media would rather ignore and hide: New Climategate revelations made by the Canada Free Press about a White House connection to the scandal will soon make it much more difficult (and ridiculous) for the...
  • Holdren : New ice age will kill 1 billion

    10/08/2009 5:02:14 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 80 replies · 3,204+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | October 08, 2009 | Jennifer Rubin
    White House science czar John Holdren has predicted 1 billion people will die in "carbon-dioxide induced famines" in a coming new ice age by 2020. As WND previously reported, Holdren predicted in a 1971 textbook co-authored with Malthusian population alarmist Paul Ehrlich that global over-population was heading the Earth to a new ice age unless the government mandated urgent measures to control population, including the possibility of involuntary birth control measures such as forced sterilization. Holdren's prediction that 1 billion people would die from a global cooling "eco-disaster" was announced in Ehrlich's 1986 book "The Machinery of Nature." Holdren based...
  • Holdren: Seize babies born to unwed women

    09/29/2009 5:37:10 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 64 replies · 1,832+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | SEPTEMBER 29, 2009 | Jerome Corsi
    Obama science czar John Holdren stated in a college textbook that "illegitimate children" born to unwed mothers could be taken by the government and put up for adoption if the mother refused to have an abortion. Holdren, director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, argued that "illegitimate childbearing could be strongly discouraged" as a socioeconomic measure imposed to control population growth. As previously reported, WND has obtained a copy of the 1970s college textbook "Ecoscience: Population, Resources, Environment" that Ehrlich co-authored with Malthusian population alarmist Paul R. Ehrlich and Ehrlich's wife, Anne. The authors argued involuntary...
  • Holdren: Sterilize Welfare Recipients

    09/26/2009 11:11:58 AM PDT · by kellynla · 51 replies · 1,941+ views
    wnd.com ^ | September 23, 2009 | Jerome R. Corsi
    Obama science czar John Holdren stated in a college textbook that compulsory, government-mandated "green abortions" would be a constitutionally acceptable way to control population growth and prevent ecological disasters, including global warming, because a fetus was most likely not a "person" under the terms of the 14th Amendment. Holdren further suggested government-mandated population control measures might be inflicted in the United States against welfare recipients, writing on page 840: "There has been considerable talk in some quarters at times of forcibly suppressing reproduction among welfare recipients (perhaps by requiring the use of contraceptives or even by involuntary sterilizations). This may...
  • Holdren says Constitution backs compulsory abortion

    09/22/2009 6:38:28 PM PDT · by pissant · 60 replies · 1,609+ views
    WND ^ | 9/22/09 | Jerome Corsi
    Obama science czar John Holdren stated in a college textbook he co-authored that in conditions of emergency, compulsory abortion would be sustainable under the U.S. Constitution, even with Supreme Court review. WND has obtained a copy of "Ecoscience: Population, Resources, Environment," published in 1977 and co-authored by Holdren with Malthusian population alarmist Paul R. Ehrlich and Ehrlich's wife, Ann. As WND reported, the authors argued involuntary birth-control measures, including forced sterilization, may be necessary and morally acceptable under extreme conditions, such as widespread famine brought about by "climate change." To prevent ecological disasters, including "global warming," Holdren argued the U.S....
  • John Holdren, Obama's Frightening "Science" Czar

    09/21/2009 5:42:01 PM PDT · by EricTheRed_VocalMinority · 6 replies · 513+ views
    Vocal Minority ^ | 9/21/09 | EricTheRed_VocalMinority
    I have liberal friends and relatives who were frightened, frightened, by George W. Bush. Something about a “Republican war on science.” Then Sarah Palin came on the scene. Then my liberal friends got really scared. All I heard them talk about was how scary she was. The same people who were losing sleep because George W. Bush was president were losing more sleep for fear that Sarah Palin would soon be one elderly president’s heartbeat from the Oval Office. ... But this post isn’t about Sarah Palin. It’s about people who are truly frightening. Someone, for instance, who believes humans...
  • Obama Science Czar John Holdren – American exceptionalism can be stopped via redistribution

    09/10/2009 8:51:42 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 24 replies · 837+ views
    Fire Andrea Mitchell .com ^ | September 9, 2009 | Holdren conference video
    His own words: HOLDREN: There has been a strain of what many people call “US exceptionalism” in the United States, the notion that the United States is so big, so important, so powerful, so technologically advanced that it can and should do what it wants. I think this strain is misguided. BRIT: Will Americans need to reduce their living standards? Is that politically viable, or will technology [unintelligible] do it? HOLDREN: I think ultimately that the rate of growth of material consumption is going to have to come down, and there’s going to have to be a degree of redistribution...
  • Obama science czar : Redistributionism as the cure for American exceptionalism

    09/09/2009 12:54:40 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 9 replies · 692+ views
    Hot Air ^ | SEPTEMBER 09, 2009 | ED MORRISSEY
    With more focus getting applied to Barack Obama’s czars, the first to receive scrutiny should be John Holdren, Obama’s science czar. Michelle has outlined Holdren’s odd views from the past, including statements in books published in the 1970s that suggested forced sterilizations and social pressure for abortions, among other things. The College Politico finds something a little more recent in this interview in 2007, conducted in the virtual-reality environment of Second Life, in which Holdren discusses his views on science and economics:
  • Rockefeller Refers to Obama’s Science Czar as ‘Walking on Water’

    08/28/2009 11:19:09 AM PDT · by opentalk · 15 replies · 940+ views
    CNS News ^ | August 19, 2009 | Terence P Jeffery
    In a recent congressional hearing, Senate Commerce Chairman John D. Rockefeller IV (D.-W.V.) told John P. Holdren, President Barack Obama’s science czar, that he sometimes refers to Holdren as “walking on water.”
  • EDITORIAL: Obama's Mad Science Adviser [Urged compulsory abortion and sterilization of women!]

    08/16/2009 6:20:45 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 22 replies · 1,267+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | August 16, 2009
    EDITORIAL: Obama's mad science adviser Compulsory abortion and sterilization aren't youthful indiscretions August 16, 2009 When it comes to having past views that should frighten every American citizen, Ezekiel Emanuel (see above editorial) has nothing on the president's "chief science adviser," John P. Holdren. The combination of Mr. Holdren with Dr. Emanuel should make the public seriously concerned with this administration's moral compass concerning care for the old and weak. Earlier this month, Mr. Holdren served as co-chairman when the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology met for the first time. It's a disgrace that Mr. Holdren is...
  • Obama's Mad Science Advisor

    08/15/2009 7:56:13 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 17 replies · 598+ views
    Washington Times ^ | August 16, 2009 | Editors
    When it comes to having past views that should frighten every American citizen, Ezekiel Emanuel (see above editorial) has nothing on the president's "chief science adviser," John P. Holdren. The combination of Mr. Holdren with Dr. Emanuel should make the public seriously concerned with this administration's moral compass concerning care for the old and weak.   -SNIP-   .....Mr. Holdren wrote: "Indeed, it has been concluded that compulsory population-control laws, even including laws requiring compulsory abortion, could be sustained under the existing Constitution if the population crisis became sufficiently severe to endanger the society."   -SNIP-   The Holdren-Erlich book...
  • Save the Planet: Have Fewer Kids

    For people who are looking for ways to reduce their "carbon footprint," here's one radical idea that could have a big long-term impact, some scientists say: Have fewer kids. A study by statisticians at Oregon State University concluded that in the United States, the carbon legacy and greenhouse gas impact of an extra child is almost 20 times more important than some of the other environment-friendly practices people might employ during their entire lives - things like driving a high mileage car, recycling, or using energy-efficient appliances and light bulbs. "In discussions about climate change, we tend to focus on...
  • Obama Admin: Your Babies Are Killing The Planet

    08/04/2009 9:30:15 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 40 replies · 2,901+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 08-04-09 | Scott Malensek
    Forget about the birthers, and the nutty claims that Barack Obama was not born in the United States. More and more, we are hearing from people who might best be described as anti-birthers. Their claims have nothing to do with long- versus short-form Hawaiian birth certificates. Instead, they advance a simple proposition: that the birth of each additional American child is a kind of calamity for the environment. The most recent example of anti-birth thinking comes from Paul Murtaugh and Michael Schlax of Oregon State University. In a study called “Reproduction and the carbon legacies of individuals,” they suggest...
  • Obama’s Science Adviser Called for ‘Zero Economic Growth’

    07/31/2009 4:42:17 PM PDT · by jmcenanly · 18 replies · 808+ views
    CNS News Service ^ | Friday, July 31, 2009 | Christopher Neefus
    At a time when it was popular among environmentalists to talk about capping pollutants, John Holdren was writing about placing “caps” on the U.S. economy itself--and working toward “zero economic growth.” Holdren, who is now President Obama’s top adviser on science and technology policy, wrote in the 1970s that it would be “entirely logical” to cap the Gross National Product--the total productivity of the American economy. “It is by now abundantly clear that the GNP cannot grow forever. Why should it?” Holdren asked in a 1977 college science textbook he co-wrote with Paul R. Ehrlich and Anne H. Ehrlich, titled...
  • An Open Letter to President Obama Regarding the Appointment of Science Advisor John Holdren

    07/30/2009 3:19:55 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 39 replies · 1,352+ views
    Evolution News & Views ^ | July 30, 2009 | Michael Egnor, M.D.
    An Open Letter to President Obama Regarding the Appointment of Science Advisor John Holdren Dear President Obama, I note with dismay your appointment of Dr. John Holdren as Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, Assistant to the President for Science and Technology, and Co-Chair of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. Although Dr. Holdren’s experience in academia and administration may be adequate, his publicly expressed views regarding population control disqualify him from holding office. I will set aside objections to Dr. Holdren’s scientific competence. Despite his strong scientific credentials, he advanced theories...
  • Science czar as science abuser (Obama picks genocidal maniac for top science job!)

    07/30/2009 8:21:38 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 18 replies · 1,624+ views
    Baptist Press ^ | July 23, 2009 | William Dembski, Ph.D.
    FORT WORTH, Texas (BP)--John Holdren's appointment as President Obama's new science czar is emblematic of the abuse of science that we can increasingly expect in our secularized political environment. Holdren, in 1977, coauthored a book with environmentalists Paul and Anne Ehrlich titled “Ecoscience” in which they entertained the sterilization of humans by everything from surgical procedures to doping the water supply. Now that Holdren’s words are coming back to haunt him, his office denies that he ever meant to "coerce" people into being sterilized. (Who, though, in their right mind would voluntarily consent to being sterilized by having their water...
  • In the 70s, Obama's Science Adviser Endorsed Giving Trees Legal Standing to Sue in Court

    07/30/2009 6:04:45 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 43 replies · 1,019+ views
    In the 70s, Obama's Science Adviser Endorsed Giving Trees Legal Standing to Sue in Court Thursday, July 30, 2009 By Christopher Neefus (CNSNews.com) – Since the 1970s, some radical environmentalists have argued that trees have legal rights and should be allowed to go to court to protect those rights. The idea has been endorsed by John P. Holdren, the man who now advises President Barack Obama on science and technology issues. Giving “natural objects” -- like trees -- standing to sue in a court of law would have a “most salubrious” effect on the environment, Holdren wrote the 1970s. “One...
  • Obama’s Science Czar: Babies Aren’t Human Until They’ve Been Socialized

    07/29/2009 1:27:12 PM PDT · by Jay777 · 134 replies · 5,471+ views
    Stop the ACLU ^ | 29 July 09 | Van Helsing
    A large part of the horror of abortion lies in the monstrous presumption of liberals declaring that human life begins not at conception, but whenever they say it does. Maybe that’s six weeks, maybe six months. Maybe it’s years. Obama’s Science Czar John Holdren (the guy who wanted to put a sterilizing agent in our drinking water) gives us an idea of how slippery this slope can get. From his book Human Ecology: Problems and Solutions, via Patterico’s Pontifications: The fetus, given the opportunity to develop properly before birth, and given the essential early socializing experiences and sufficient nourishing food...
  • Obama’s Science Czar Said a Born Baby ‘Will Ultimately Develop Into a Human Being’

    07/28/2009 11:19:53 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 144 replies · 4,402+ views
    CNS News ^ | Tuesday, July 28, 2009 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    President Obama’s top science adviser said in a book he co-authored in 1973 that a newborn child “will ultimately develop into a human being” if he or she is properly fed and socialized. “The fetus, given the opportunity to develop properly before birth, and given the essential early socializing experiences and sufficient nourishing food during the crucial early years after birth, will ultimately develop into a human being,” John P. Holdren, director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, wrote in “Human Ecology: Problems and Solutions.” Holdren co-authored the book with Stanford professors Paul R. Ehrlich and...
  • *Bizarre Czar

    07/16/2009 8:51:02 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 7 replies · 547+ views
    Washington Times ^ | July 16, 2009
    "Dr. John Holdren, director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy - better known as the 'science czar' - has been a longtime prophet of environmental catastrophes. Never discouraged but never right," Denver Post columnist David Harsanyi writes. "And thanks to resourceful bloggers, you can read excerpts from a hard-to-find book co-authored by Holdren in the late 1970s, called 'Ecoscience: Population, Resources, Environment,' online. In it, you will find the czar wading into some unpleasant talk about mass sterilizations and abortions. "It's not surprising. Holdren spent the '70s boogying down to the vibes of an imaginary population...
  • Obama Defends “Science Czar”

    07/15/2009 11:33:22 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 13 replies · 951+ views
    A Semi-News/Semi-Satire from AzConservative ^ | 12 July 2009 | John Semmens
    President Barack Obama leapt to the defense of John Holdren, his new “Science Czar,” after critics raised concerns about policies Holdren recommended in a book he co-authored 30 years ago. In the book Ecoscience: Population, Resources, Environment, Holdren advocated a number of harsh measures he claimed should be undertaken by a “transnational planetary regime” in order to “save the planet.” Among the measures Holdren said should be implemented were “forced sterilization of persons who contribute to social deterioration,” mandatory abortions of superfluous persons,” and lowering the birth rate by “injecting infertility drugs into the public water supply.” The President characterized...
  • The deafening MSM silence over eco-zealot/forced abortion advocate John Holdren

    07/13/2009 3:18:42 PM PDT · by pissant · 16 replies · 1,100+ views
    Michelle Malkin.com ^ | 7/10/09 | Michelle Malkin
    On Friday, I spotlighted the devastating reporting on Obama “science czar” John Holdren posted at zombietime and featured it as the lead story all weekend. Refresher on Holdren’s eco-zealous views: • Women could be forced to abort their pregnancies, whether they wanted to or not; • The population at large could be sterilized by infertility drugs intentionally put into the nation’s drinking water or in food; • Single mothers and teen mothers should have their babies seized from them against their will and given away to other couples to raise; • People who “contribute to social deterioration” (i.e. undesirables) “can...
  • John Holdren: Forced abortions and mass sterilization needed to save the planet

    07/13/2009 7:15:54 AM PDT · by keep your powder dry · 64 replies · 2,007+ views
    John Holdren, Obama's Science Czar, says: Forced abortions and mass sterilization needed to save the planet Book he authored in 1977 advocates for extreme totalitarian measures to control the population Forced abortions. Mass sterilization. A "Planetary Regime" with the power of life and death over American citizens. The tyrannical fantasies of a madman? Or merely the opinions of the person now in control of science policy in the United States? Or both? These ideas (among many other equally horrifying recommendations) were put forth by John Holdren, whom Barack Obama has recently appointed Director of the White House Office of Science...
  • Obama science czar Holdren called for forced abortions

    07/11/2009 6:56:20 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 33 replies · 1,495+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | July 11, 2009 | Drew Zahn
    The man President Obama has chosen to be his science czar once advocated a shocking approach to the "population crisis" feared by scientists at the time: namely, compulsory abortions in the U.S. and a "Planetary Regime" with the power to enforce human reproduction restrictions. "There exists ample authority under which population growth could be regulated," wrote Obama appointee John Holdren, as reported by FrontPage Magazine. "It has been concluded that compulsory population-control laws, even including laws requiring compulsory abortion, could be sustained under the existing Constitution if the population crisis became sufficiently severe to endanger the society." Holdren's comments, made...
  • John Holdren says: Forced abortions and mass sterilization needed to save the planet.

    07/11/2009 7:13:35 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 34 replies · 1,289+ views
    Zombietime ^ | July 11, 2009 | Zombietime
    Forced abortions. Mass sterilization. A "Planetary Regime" with the power of life and death over American citizens. The tyrannical fantasies of a madman? Or merely the opinions of the person now in control of science policy in the United States? Or both? These ideas (among many other equally horrifying recommendations) were put forth by John Holdren, whom Barack Obama has recently appointed Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, Assistant to the President for Science and Technology, and Co-Chair of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology -- informally known as the United States'...
  • Obama's New Science Czar: Single mothers should have their babies taken away by the government...

    07/10/2009 9:38:08 PM PDT · by American Dream 246 · 20 replies · 1,218+ views
    Zomblog ^ | 7/11/09 | Zomblog
    Single mothers should have their babies taken away by the government; or they could be forced to have abortions Forced abortions. Mass sterilization. A "Planetary Regime" with the power of life and death over American citizens. The tyrannical fantasies of a madman? Or merely the opinions of the person now in control of science policy in the United States? Or both?
  • Obama's Science Czar: Forced abortions and mass sterilization needed to save the planet

    07/10/2009 9:34:37 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 33 replies · 1,496+ views
    Forced abortions. Mass sterilization. A "Planetary Regime" with the power of life and death over American citizens. The tyrannical fantasies of a madman? Or merely the opinions of the person now in control of science policy in the United States? These ideas (among many other equally horrifying recommendations) were put forth by John Holdren, whom Barack Obama has recently appointed Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, Assistant to the President for Science and Technology, and Co-Chair of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology -- informally known as the United States' Science Czar....
  • STIFLING SCIENCE TO 'FIGHT WARMING'

    06/26/2009 1:54:11 AM PDT · by Scanian · 9 replies · 720+ views
    NY Post ^ | June 26, 2009 | Michelle Malkin
    THE Obama administra tion doesn't want to hear inconvenient truths about global warming. And it doesn't want you to hear them, either. As House Democrats rush to pass a $4 trillion, thousand-page "cap and trade" bill that no one has read, environmental bureaucrats are stifling voices that threaten their political agenda. The free market-based Competitive Enterprise Institute in Washington has obtained a set of internal e-mails exposing Team Obama's willful and reckless disregard for data that undermine the illusion of "consensus." In March, Alan Carlin, a senior research analyst at the Environmental Protection Agency, asked agency officials to distribute his...
  • White House (Obama's) War On Science

    06/24/2009 5:16:34 PM PDT · by WhiteCastle · 10 replies · 1,461+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | June 24, 2009 | INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY
    Science: The president's Council on Bioethics is summarily dismissed when it disagrees on the need for more federally funded embryonic stem cell research. The scientific method doesn't include firing those who disagree with you.Inspectors general are apparently not the only ones to pay for annoying the White House by doing their job. The 18-member council existed to provide the president with advice on the moral and ethical implications of the rapid advances in science and medical research. It exists no more. The council existed to ponder whether we should do something just because we can. Apparently President Obama wanted not...
  • Obama's Science Czar Channels H.G. Wells on Climate Change

    04/13/2009 3:11:25 PM PDT · by AJKauf · 6 replies · 475+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | April 13 | James Lewis
    How often have we seen the picture of Galileo Galilei facing the Office of the Inquisition in 1632? Galileo is held up as a scientific martyr today, because he fiercely defended the Copernican solar system against the Inquisition, which finally ordered him to stop publishing those ideas. Cardinal Bellarmine denounced Copernican theory as “a very dangerous thing, not only by irritating all the philosophers and scholastic theologians, but also by injuring our holy faith and rendering the Holy Scriptures false.” Today we have a radical role reversal. Climate heretics like Dr. Fred Singer and MIT’s Prof. Richard Lindzen are telling...
  • AP Newsbreak: Obama looks at climate engineering

    04/09/2009 6:11:19 AM PDT · by jmcenanly · 56 replies · 1,478+ views
    Briebart ^ | Apr 8 10:55 AM US/Eastern | By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The president's new science adviser said Wednesday that global warming is so dire, the Obama administration is discussing radical technologies to cool Earth's air. John Holdren told The Associated Press in his first interview since being confirmed last month that the idea of geoengineering the climate is being discussed. One such extreme option includes shooting pollution particles into the upper atmosphere to reflect the sun's rays. Holdren said such an experimental measure would only be used as a last resort. "It's got to be looked at," he said. "We don't have the luxury of taking any approach...
  • White House discusses altering the atmosphere to fight warming

    04/09/2009 3:57:03 AM PDT · by cbkaty · 43 replies · 1,191+ views
    Houston Chronicle & AP ^ | April 8, 2009, 11:05PM | SETH BORENSTEIN
    WASHINGTON — Tinkering with Earth’s climate to chill runaway global warming — a radical idea once dismissed out of hand — is being discussed by the White House as a potential emergency option, the president’s new science adviser said Wednesday.
  • Obama looks at climate engineering

    04/08/2009 5:42:21 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 19 replies · 451+ views
    Breitbart ^ | 8 April 2009 | Seth Borenstein
    The president's new science adviser said Wednesday that global warming is so dire, the Obama administration is discussing radical technologies to cool Earth's air. John Holdren told The Associated Press in his first interview since being confirmed last month that the idea of geoengineering the climate is being discussed. One such extreme option includes shooting pollution particles into the upper atmosphere to reflect the sun's rays. Holdren said such an experimental measure would only be used as a last resort. "It's got to be looked at," he said. "We don't have the luxury of taking any approach off the table."...
  • Shoot pollution particles into atmosphere to cool Earth, says Obama adviser

    04/08/2009 5:43:12 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 55 replies · 1,781+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 4/8/2009 | Alex Spillius in Washington
    President Barack Obama's new science adviser has said that global warming is so dire, the new administration is discussing radical technologies to cool Earth's air. John Holdren said that the idea of geo-engineering the climate is being discussed. Options include cloud-seeding and shooting pollution particles into the upper atmosphere to reflect the sun's rays. "It's got to be looked at," he said, even if such experimental measures were only used as a last resort. "We don't have the luxury of taking any approach off the table." In a further departure from the Bush administration's policy on global warming, Mr Holdren...
  • Obama plans to engineer the climate

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The president's new science adviser said Wednesday that global warming is so dire, the Obama administration is discussing radical technologies to cool Earth's air. John Holdren told The Associated Press in his first interview since being confirmed last month that the idea of geoengineering the climate is being discussed. One such extreme option includes shooting pollution particles into the upper atmosphere to reflect the sun's rays. Holdren said such an experimental measure would only be used as a last resort. "It's got to be looked at," he said. "We don't have the luxury of taking any approach...
  • Obama looks at climate engineering

    04/08/2009 9:55:04 AM PDT · by cdchik123 · 103 replies · 3,215+ views
    ap ^ | 4/8/09 | Seth Borenstein
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The president's new science adviser said Wednesday that global warming is so dire, the Obama administration is discussing radical technologies to cool Earth's air.
  • Obama's timid new world

    04/04/2009 8:51:27 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 14 replies · 833+ views
    Guardian (U.K.) ^ | Aprile 3, 2009 | Henry Miller
    The scientific community is practically giddy at the prospect of the Obama administration after the supposed cynicism, manipulation and ignorance of the Bush years. After all, the president has promised to "restore science to its rightful place", and to "harness the power of science to achieve our goals". Comparing Obama to Abraham Lincoln, Harvard professor and former president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science James McCarthy gushed: "Much like Lincoln, President Obama exhibits intense curiosity and a willingness to listen. Perhaps never before has a president successfully recruited so many scientific stars to his cabinet and other...
  • Will Obama Kill Science? (Cont.) - Science vs. political correctness.

    03/24/2009 3:45:47 PM PDT · by neverdem · 5 replies · 669+ views
    National Review Online ^ | March 24, 2009 | John Derbyshire
    March 24, 2009, 4:00 a.m. Will Obama Kill Science? (Cont.)Science vs. political correctness. By John Derbyshire Back in October of last year, I wrote a column titled “Will Obama Kill Science?” arguing that an Obama administration, stuffed as it surely would be with postmodern leftists, would do what they could to kill off some key branches of the human sciences, for fear of what they might turn up. I concluded with: We are about to find out whether our traditional devotion to free speech and free enquiry can survive real, incontrovertible results from the human sciences; and in particular,...
  • Obama Orders the Destruction of Human Embryos

    03/13/2009 8:57:41 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 28 replies · 1,126+ views
    ICR ^ | March 13, 2009 | Lawrence Ford
    ...President Obama’s reversal of the embryonic stem cell ban sentences these embryos to the category of disposable life, a clear indicator that the president values the free exercise of science over the life of the unborn. But there is much more to the president’s decision. Dr. Guliuzza continued:
  • Science Prevails (uh, OK)

    03/10/2009 4:50:47 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 17 replies · 633+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Tuesday, March 10, 2009
    The era of stem cells has officially begun. It's a little late, of course - it could have started eight years ago, when then-President Bush had the opportunity to approve federal funding for new embryonic stem cell research. Instead, he signed an executive order that restricted funding to a handful of existing stem cell lines, tying the hands of scientists for years to come. It was the first sign of the battle to come between the Bush administration, science and ideology.
  • Rethink Stem Cells? Science Already Has

    03/10/2009 9:45:11 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 8 replies · 711+ views
    New York Times ^ | March 9, 2009 | Nicholas Wade
    With soaring oratory, President Obama on Monday removed a substantial practical nuisance that has long made life difficult for stem cell researchers. He freed biomedical researchers using federal money (a vast majority) to work on more than the small number of human embryonic stem cell lines that were established before Aug. 9, 2001. ... However, the president’s support of embryonic stem cell research comes at a time when many advances have been made with other sorts of stem cells. The Japanese biologist Shinya Yamanaka found in 2007 that adult cells could be reprogrammed to an embryonic state with surprising ease....