President-elect Barack Obama has sent a strong signal that should cheer all Americans this holiday season as together we face a tough set of challenges: Though science can’t solve our problems, neither can we solve them without science.
Taken together, the seven science advisers he has so far appointed are surely the most distinguished group of scientists at the highest levels of government in decades. They would make the founders of our republic—the most technology-oriented pantheon of revolutionaries in history—proud.
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Jonathan D. Moreno