Science Quotable: William H. Press and Hunter R. Rawlings III #scienceadvocacy

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Most Americans highly value science and scientists and seem to have an intuitive grasp of the returns for research. Advocates for science must continue to provide the evidence that justifies those beliefs. We must seize every opportunity to demonstrate that the U.S. scientific enterprise is not only altruistic but economically vital, leading, often unpredictably, to better jobs and better lives, new products, and new industries. If we don’t, future generations will regret our shortsightedness.

– William H. Press and Hunter R. Rawlings III