October 16, 2011

TO HEAR THE NAME IS TO FEEL YOUR FLESH CRAWL:

The Republican war on science is un-American: In a Salon interview, a top scientist warns the world is catching up in biotech. The GOP's hostility doesn't help (Kevin Canfield, 10/16/11, Salon)

In your book, you call yourself a "bioprogressive," and you describe this as the "century of biology." What does that mean?

This is not original with me, but you can see the 19th century as the century of engineering, the 20th century as the century of physics. Historically, biology has been mostly descriptive: You go out into the woods and you categorize the flora and fauna. But now we're actually mucking around with the basic building blocks.

The Republican war on science is metaphorical.  The Republic's wars with bioprogressives have been real.



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