Science Based On Facts, Not Ideology?

Remember when Obama stated that he wanted science to be based on facts, not ideology? Of course, he was discussing the use of federal money for embryonic stem cell research, so, was a silly statement to start with. And, how about

Obama also signed a memorandum that directs the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy “to develop a strategy for restoring scientific integrity to government decision-making.”

How’s that working out with the people Obama has hired? Well, we already know science advisor John Holdren’s views on abortion. How about his views on the United States and wealth?

President Obama’s top science adviser, John P. Holdren, advocated the “de-development” of the United States in books he published in the 1970s.

“A massive campaign must be launched to restore a high-quality environment in North America and to de-develop the United States,” Holdren wrote in a 1973 book he co-authored with Paul R. Ehrlch and Anne H. Ehrlich. “De-development means bringing our economic system (especially patterns of consumption) into line with the realities of ecology and the global resource situation.”

In the vision expressed by Holdren and his co-authors, the Ehrlichs, the need for “de-devolpment” of the United States demanded a redistribtuion of wealth.

“The need for de-development presents our economists with a major challenge,” they wrote. “They must design a stable, low-consumption economy in which there is a much more equitable distribution of wealth than in the present one. Redistribution of wealth both within and among nations is absolutely essential, if a decent life is to be provided to every human being.”

So, an eco-wacko hell bent on pushing the United States back to life like the 1600’s, and a socialist redistributionist as well. Shocker! Sure seems to be more about ideology than science. And he also wrote

“The fetus, given the opportunity to develop properly before birth, and given the essential early socializing experiences and sufficient nourishing food during the crucial early years after birth, will ultimately develop into a human being,” John P. Holdren, director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, wrote in “Human Ecology: Problems and Solutions.”

That was in book “Human Ecology,” published in 1973. Hey, if the left can delve into Bush’s military service in teh 1970’s, mention Prescott Bush’s supposed links to Nazi’s, and all sorts of things that happened in the 70’s and 80’s, I think it is relevant to see what a man wrote back then, and how it might influence him now.

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