NO SCIENCE ALLOWED….Today Chad Orzel passes along a Seed magazine interview with outgoing Presidential Science Advisor John Marburger. Here’s an excerpt:
Seed: Did you see President Bush ever change his mind based on the scientific evidence that you presented him?
Marburger: As far as I can tell, the president, as a matter of principle, doesn’t think it’s wise to defy nature. By the time I’ve arranged a presentation about something for the president, all science questions have been resolved. And he expects it. He would probably fire me if I permitted a science question to leak into his briefings.
Chad comments: “It really lifts my spirits to know that we’ve been led for the last eight years by a man who would fire his science advisor if he were to be forced to confront a science question.” Mine too!