The chemist examined the role of activated oxygen molecules in biological processes.
More than 150 scientific societies have objected to the new president’s executive order, arguing that it will hinder international collaboration and make America less competitive
February 2, 2017|
WIKIMEDIA, VOICE OF AMERICA
After President Donald Trump issued a controversial executive order on immigration last week (January 27) that temporarily banned travel from seven Muslim-majority countries, the scientific community mobilized. Arguing that scientific discovery is inextricably tied to immigrants and international collaboration, researchers began writing letters and statements opposing the order.
Here are a few excerpts from statements issued by scientific societies and organization, calling on Trump to rescind the executive order.
—A letter signed by more than 150 scientific and engineering societies, national associations, and universities, sent to President Donald Trump
—A joint statement on the executive order, written by six national cancer societies
—American Society for Cell Biology, official statement
—Ken Kimmell, President of the Union of Concerned Scientists, official statement
—Society for Neuroscience, official statement
—Association of American Universities, official statement
—American Society for Microbiology, official statement
—Association of American Medical Colleges, official statement
—American Association for the Advancement of Science, official statement
February 2, 2017
According to Bloomberg this a.m. neither his Secretary of State nor his Secretary of Defense were consulted prior to issuing the order. Essentially no thought went into this, only feelings and beliefs, and he's not going to be 'talked out of' those. It's trivially clear, as everyone above points out, that we're seriously injuring ourselves at all levels on all fronts in an attempt to achieve a relatively minor and completely hypothetical benefit.