Stuck in a Rut....... but it aint no Swinger's Party
"Watson said. "I am keen to continue to build on the foundations laid by Sir Howard Dalton and his team in ensuring one of Defra's strengths is its focus on robust and quality science and evidence-based policy."
A steady pair of hands rather than a blue skies thinker, then. Typically neo-con British. A stick in the mud from the Office of Mission to Planet Earth at NASA.........just to ensure that the local yokels don't get ideas above their station?
Evidence-based policy is surely a flawed precept, in that action is only taken, after the fact, and how dumb is that.
I wonder who occupies the Office of Missions to Stars at Earth Space Agencies?
I suppose that would logically be a UN Funded Foundation, if a Government body at all, although keeping IT Private would allow for a Pragmatic HyperRadioProActivity/Preparatory Lead Actions, Intelligently Designed for Public Use.
After All, a Government cannot be expected to Deliver Innovation whenever it is fighting to maintain the Status Quo.