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Should the U.S. make cuts to scientific research?

  • Science that doesn't benefit every American doesn't deserve funding.

    There are several fields of science that can afford to be cut. Research for tobacco plant disease that only serve to push farmers into tobacco cultivation. Research against mad cow disease that pushes farmers into livestock and subsidizes carnivores. Research to making methamphetamines cheaper favors methamphetamine users over non-users. Erectile dysfunction research doesn't benefit women and asexuals. The list goes on. With scarce resources, there's nothing wrong with setting priorities.

  • Scientific Research Should Weather the Storm of Budget Cuts

    It would be a terrible mistake for the United States to even consider making cuts to scientific research. The US has been a leader in the development of science over the last century and should continue to be the leader in this young century. If people are worried about the US budget, all they need to look at is the money we have made off of science in recent years.

  • No, the United States should not make cuts to scientific research.

    The one thing the United States should not cut funding to is its research in scientific endeavors. It is very short sighted to do so and does not solve the systemic economic problems that the country is currently facing. The only reason it is even considered in the first place is because it is rather easy to do so. It is much easier to put a piece of tape over a hole than it is to fully repair the problem.

  • No, not ever.

    The U.S. is already behind other countries in science and math. If we make cuts to scientific research, we will fall behind in additional ways. We have neglected scientific research and other things for way too long at the expense of the Iraq War, and all this has done is cost us in lives and in goodwill and in progress.

  • No, not ever.

    The U.S. Is already behind other countries in science and math. If we make cuts to scientific research, we will fall behind in additional ways. We have neglected scientific research and other things for way too long at the expense of the Iraq War, and all this has done is cost us in lives and in goodwill and in progress.


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