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A Life in Public Service

A Life in Public Service

This video was recorded at MIT World Series: Karl Taylor Compton Lecture Series. Senator Ted Kennedy delivers a scathing denunciation of the Bush Administration's science and research agenda, accusing the government of "fighting a war on truth on many fronts." He lashes out at people in power "who believe that political advantage and not scientific truth should inform public policy," and who have developed a pattern and practice of "ignoring or manipulating facts to achieve a desired political result." Kennedy points in particular to the battle over stem cell research, where the administration "would have us believe their policy stems from moral concern." Kennedy says this policy, which permits federal funding for stem cell lines created before August 9, 2001, merely "pays lip service to... Show More
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