Saturday, February 09, 2008 erosion of both morale and excellence....

I originally read the phrase as "an erosion of both morals and excellence" and I think that reading holds up quite well, in or out of context. But the header here is the correct form. It is part of a larger post by DemFromCT at Daily Kos:
There have been two major problems with the Bush approach to science. One has been the placement of political minders in various positions to influence the science reporting. The other has been a philosophical acceptance that private industry should have a role in regulating the regulators. It's hard to say which has been the biggest disaster. The end result is an erosion of both morale and excellence in the science community. Both results are unacceptable, and require a ballot box response to right the ship (and, in the meantime, suggest an excellent set of questions to address to the candidates). Science research needs to be encouraged and nurtured, not held captive to political and commercial interests.

Read it all here.

--the BB


FranIAm said...

Most interesting. I went to Vigil tonight and we had a most excellent homily (gratefully not unusual at our place) about creation and it went a bit into science.

Thank God for enlightened minds - there is nothing to fear.

Except for the idiocy of this administration. Thank you GWB for hurtling us into the past with dizzying speed and alarming intensity.

Grandmère Mimi said...

Paul, you persist in reminding us of the depredations of the Bush maladministration on all of our institutions. You continue to recall to my mind how terribly they have fecked the citizens of our country.

Well, I suppose it's a suitable Lenten penance. I don't exaggerate when I say that it's too much for me to take in, because, at some point, when I'm thinking about it, my mind shuts down.