Science's rightful place

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Science  16 Dec 2016:
Vol. 354, Issue 6318, pp. 1355
DOI: 10.1126/science.aam5525

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In his first inaugural address, U.S. President Obama said, “We'll restore science to its rightful place…” He subsequently used this phrase to frame a number of activities across his administration.* While I, like many in the scientific community, was pleased with this declaration, I found the term “rightful place” to be thought-provoking.