Leon N. Lederman, Illinois' first science adviser, worries about "the glaze." It coats the eyes of politicians when scientific subjects come up. The glaze might not be so important if it weren't for the fact that crucial policy issues involving science and technology are everywhere: global climate change, solid waste disposal, high-speed rail transit and stimulation of the advanced technology industry — to name just a few.
Allen, William H. "Leon Lederman: Nobel laureate and Illinois' first science adviser." Illinois Issues (1990) : 14-17. Print.