Monday, May 4, 2009

Yeah, Science!

I know that science is pretty scary ff you're a Republican or a Creationist, but please don't be afraid - it's just a won't hurt you. In fact, it may save your life someday if it hasn't already. (I chose a particularly old-timey instrument because I thought it might seem less threatening. I worried that the sight of an electron microscope might cause instant strokes amongst the science-haters out there).

Finally, we have a President who thinks that science isn't a four-letter word. Obama gave a speech at the National Academy of Science. First President to even visit it since JFK! Here's a bit of what he said:
At such a difficult moment, there are those who say we cannot afford to invest in science, that support for research is somehow a luxury at moments defined by necessities. I fundamentally disagree. Science is more essential for our prosperity, our security, our health, our environment, and our quality of life than it has ever been before.
Yeah. Them's words I've been needing to hear a President of the United States say (and mean) my whole life.


Ed said...

I think I'm having a stroke... someone... Jesus... help...
science... bad... urkkkk!!!

Ed said...

By the way, I'll be playing with The Motor Primitives, opening for Richard Lloyd (Television,) this Thursday at The Frequency in Madison. Robin's last gig with us, too. Sick day on Friday, maybe? There's a guest list spot just waiting for you!

gomonkeygo said...

You are killing me, Ed! Get to see your band AND Richard Lloyd! If Science was really cool, It'd invent a teleporter RIGHT NOW JUST FOR ME!!!!

Maybe if I pray hard enough...Raptor Jeezus, hear my supplication, your humble servant wants to ROCK!!!

Okay. That didn't work either. Have a great show, man - but I won't be there I'm afraid.


Memphis said...

By "Science" you mean Magic,right?

gomonkeygo said...

To the technologically illiterate, yes.

I have a "Magic Fire Stick" to send you, btw. Press a button and hot, hot fire shoots out the top! It will make lighting your "Magic Cancer Sticks" easier.

Don't burn yourself.