Do The Freakin Math

Liberals and conservatives alike frequently rely on limited evidence, personal experience, religious beliefs or gut emotions to determine solutions for complex problems. From immigration to global warming - taxes to terrorism - or health care to free trade - analytical study is rare. Science based policy making isn’t the way of Washington. And the consequences are catastrophic. Change is urgently needed. Just do the freakin’ math.

Friday, December 25, 2015

China role essentail in saving "The Martian".



Suzanne Fields’ memory of the sci-fi blockbuster movie “The Martian” missed some significant realities of the actual movie (“The challenge to get to Mars and Back”, 12-24-2015).  Her desire to highlight “the value of studying science and math” in solving our national and global problems is admirable, but somehow she missed another vital element essential in to resolving these problems.  The need for human cooperation internationally.    Fields’ failure to mention the role that the Chinese government’s space program played in the rescue effort of our nation’s stranded astronaut may be evidence of her seeing the world through red, white and blue tinted glasses.  But in reality, as in this fictional movie, we will need global cooperation to address both earthly and heavenly threats to our security.  That’s a scientific reality.  

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