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Making Sense of George W. Bush's Tenure

Question: Who would you interview and what would you ask them?

Adam Bly: My first instinct would be to say President Bush because I don’t think that what has happened over the last seven years has been insignificant to the state of the world. And I think that I would really like to understand, because I think that there’s great intellectual value in trying to figure out how this was all built in order to disentangle it going forward; to understand the hostility towards science that he personally, but that his administration, and that some members of his party have espoused and advanced. And I think that it’s useful knowledge. I am deeply interested in it, and hoping that it comes from a place of intellect and of reason that I will completely disagree with; but I really wanna understand the war on science. Beyond simply being fearful of the unknown, maybe it’s that. You know maybe it’s the certainties that he and others characterize as qualities of leadership, and maybe science doesn’t provide that. Maybe it’s taking man under the equation and seeing a world without us, and our perhaps inconsequential value to the world. Maybe it’s the God factor. Whatever it is, I think that in order for us to really achieve a scientific renaissance in the 21st century, I think the United States has to be a part of it. It certainly can’t be a force against it. And in order for the United States to be a force for it, we need to understand the motivations for the disruptions and the disruptive forces acting against it.

 

Recorded on: 10/17/07

 

 

 

 

 

Adam Bly would like ask President Bush how he made decisions.

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