Advancing the essential role of science, evidence-based decision making, and constructive debate in public discourse and public policy
The United States has enjoyed sustained prosperity, security and health over much of its history in large part because of our strong commitment to independent and rigorous science. Sound decisions start with the best possible information, grounded in fact and tested by reason. And free inquiry flourishes best in a free society.
The Founding Fathers understood the importance of this partnership, as did leaders from Lincoln to Eisenhower, FDR to JFK. Because of our nation’s high regard for scientific expertise, the United States became recognized in the 20th century as ….(more).