I was informed by different friends of mine who are in the medical research field and French Studies to check out the following:
I actually managed to see this on my own when Rachel Maddow first commented on it on Friday and my instinct was to ask my scientist and French Studies friends what they thought of it.
The thing is, research money is indispensable to progress. Without innovation, we cannot make any progress in any field, be it autism or literary scholarship. And innovation and progress need to be funded.
Tip of the hat to HDC and Alan for the pointer.