I was surprised to read this article, Is America competing?
America still produces some of the most well respected science, but with the growth seen in Asia, that may not be the case for much longer, according to new data released from the National Science Foundation (NSF) today (15 January).
What’s wrong–in the NSF’s opinion–with foreign scientists? Worse, why the fear-mongering conclusion that America can no longer compete? If it was meant to get me to read the article, I didn’t go too far. Opinions and science are a bit oxymoronic. Scientists report non-emotionally, based on facts and observations.
I guess some scientific journals need to be reminded: America was founded on the principals of competition and free enterprise. It’s a good thing that other countries are turning out brilliance. That shouldn’t frighten us, engender a disjointed headline like Is America Competing? The fact that competition is springing up around the world means, Yes, we are. And we’re actually exporting our brilliance.
I for one am thrilled with this new data.