Photo by NASA on Unsplash

Photo by NASA on Unsplash

Letting science shape our worldview

American pioneering innovation at the cutting edge of science has placed us in a unique role as a worldwide leader in technology. It is a role we see slipping more and more each year, as other nations invest more and more in their education and research funding.

Protecting and promoting the unhindered growth of innovation, science, and education is the single greatest impact we can have in the future prospects of our nation. These technologies feed the hungry, clothe the poor, heal the sick, protect our only planet, and drive human progress toward other worlds.

It is collateral from our technological endeavors that enrich our lives every day. Things we learn when pioneering into the world of biodiversity and medical sciences, building spacecraft to land on the moon and beyond, submersibles to reach the depths of our oceans, and telescopes that peer into the unknown reaches of the universe are the driving force of not just all modern technologies, but our modern workforce. Technology means jobs. Science means jobs.

We must admit we’ve allowed the influence of “alternative facts” and opinions on our policy-making decisions to drive us away from true scientific advancement, and therefore economic growth. It must stop now, and we must re-dedicate and reinvest our minds, our efforts, and our budgets into science and education.