Archive for March 10th, 2009

Mark Twain:

Loyalty to a petrified opinion never yet broke a chain or freed a human soul.

Helen Keller:

The heresy of one age becomes the orthodoxy of the next.

G. K. Chesterton:

All conservatism is based upon the idea that if you leave things alone you leave them as they are. But you do not. If you leave a thing alone you leave it to a torrent of change.

And some big news in change today is this, from Scientific American … and all over the news … that President Obama has unfettered science and lifted the BushBan on stem-cell research.

The man who has given the world hope for the first time in eight years has now made the impossible possible for millions of people suffering from a range of horrors.

Even bigger than the potential for this specific line of research, however, is this:

Obama today also ordered the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy to “restor[e] scientific integrity to government decision making.”

Whadaya know … smart people in charge again.

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