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    (CNN) — President-elect Barack Obama named his science and technology team Saturday with a pledge to ensure that “facts and evidence are never twisted or obscured by politics or ideology.”
    “It’s time we once again put science at the top of our agenda and worked to restore America’s place as the world leader in science and technology,” he said in his Saturday radio address, in an apparent offhand swipe at President Bush.
    “It’s about listening to what our scientists have to say, even when it’s inconvenient – especially when it’s inconvenient,” Obama said, adding that government support had been essential for the greatest scientific breakthroughs of recent history, like the development of the Internet. “Because the highest purpose of science is the search for knowledge, truth and a greater understanding of the world around us."

    Obama announced that Harvard University professor John Holdren will serve as assistant to the President for Science and Technology and Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Environmental scientist and marine ecologist Jane Lubchenco of Oregon State University was his pick for administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
    The president-elect also named Nobel Prize-winning Harold Varmus, a former Director of the National Institutes of Health, and Eric Lander of MIT and Harvard, a leader of the Human Genome Project, as co-chairs of the Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.
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    It's nice that we won't have a president who ignores science anymore like Dubya did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingcap72 View Post
    It's nice that we won't have a president who ignores science anymore like Dubya did.
    Oh,now. That was just because he couldn't spell it. Do be fair.
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    Quote Originally Posted by McJag View Post
    Oh,now. That was just because he couldn't spell it. Do be fair.
    Maybe if science was spelled J A C K D A N I E L S he would've gotten it.

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