Strange bedfellows: Ted Cruz, NASA, and the future of environmental science

March 16, 2015 2:17 PM

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The 114th Congress is "arguably the most anti-scientific group of politicians this country has seen in decades," writes Bad Astronomy blogger Phil Plait. Some members of Congress are very cozy with the "I’m not a scientist" line as a way to wipe their hands clean of any need for scientific knowledge — while they nonetheless determine the budget of federal scientific bodies.

We must refocus our investment on the hard sciences, on getting men and women into space, on exploring low-Earth orbit and beyond, and not on political distractions that are extraneous to NASA’s mandate.

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