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September 15, 2020

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Some thoughts on science from US Presidents:

Man is not the only animal who labors; but he is the only one who improves his workmanship. This improvement, he effects by Discoveries, and Inventions.—Abraham Lincoln, 1858-59.

In the earliest days of the founding of our country there was among some of our Founding Fathers a most happy relationship, a most happy understanding of the ties which bind science and government together.—John F. Kennedy, 1961.

I endeavor to keep their attention fixed on the main objects of all science, the freedom & happiness of man.–Thomas Jefferson, 1810.

New frontiers of the mind are before us, and if they are pioneered with the same vision, boldness, and drive with which we have waged this war we can create a fuller and more fruitful employment and a fuller and more fruitful life.—Franklin D. Roosevelt, November 17, 1944.

I don’t think science knows, actually.–Donald Trump, September 14, 2020.

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