Science is the foundation of the modern economy. Scientific advances fuel economic growth, and have since James Watt applied Boyle’s law to create a working steam pump. But today conservatives are so opposed to any government spending that they will deprive the American economy of fuel.
Here’s a truly distressing news story that proves this point. Conservatives are leading the charge to cut federal support for scientific research for two reasons: first, they don’t like science, and second, they have no clue about the importance of government support of science.
Read it and weep: Sequestration Ushers in Dark Ages For Science.