Elayne Riggs' Journal (for Leah)

Saturday, January 17, 2004

Some Science is More Equal Than Other Science

The first fall-out of Bush's space-based grandstanding is starting to come to the fore. Via Barbara O'Brien, the news that NASA Cancels Trip to Supply Hubble, Sealing Early Doom. Dang, I just saw a show about the Hubble 'scope the other day, ever since it's been working properly it's been a real boon to scientific discovery. But we can't have that, can we? These days, just as with pretty much all their policies, the illusion that the government is supporting something scientific is far more important than the reality. Meanwhile, Get Your War On goes to Mars! "And we all have to wear purple hats and everyone gets a free basketball!!!" David Rees cracks me up every time.