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Hillary Clinton Believes in Science

Image: AP/Shutterstock
Image: AP/Shutterstock

In her speech at the Democratic National Convention Thursday night, Hillary Clinton made a lot of promises about her probable presidential administration. One stood out to us here at Gizmodo.

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“I believe in science,” she said. The crowd erupted in applause. And then, Clinton giggled. She fucking giggled.

There’s a lot to critique about either political party, but this is clearly a slight towards the people who believe climate change isn’t real and who believe in biblical ideas of how the world was formed.

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Clinton remained vague on the rest of her science and technology policies in her speech (although she’s spoken about her views elsewhere), but she expanded a bit on how her administration could deal with changes in our climate.

I believe climate change is real, and that we can save our planet while creating millions of well paying clean energy jobs.

Look, we’re not highlighting this because it was a standout moment in a speech full of quotes. It’s just amazing that in this, the year 2016, a presidential candidate has to explicitly say that they believe in science.

What a world.

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At the moment she mentioned that she ‘believes in science’ i was really hoping for her to talk about funding NASA and giving a greater platform for scientists of every discipline to push boundaries and to speak out about their discoveries and to interact and inform the public on a greater level then ever before.

I thought she would try and work in STEM and getting your girls involved in programs, at that point as well.