2008 You Want the Presidency? Let’s Talk Some Science.
posted by December 10 at 16:25 PMon
Climate change. Dwindling fresh water. Mass extinctions. Tightening energy supplies. Strangling NIH budget. Stem cell research.
All sound pretty important, right? How about an entire presidential candidate debate devoted to science? A group of prominent scientists and citizens are demanding just that:
Given the many urgent scientific and technological challenges facing America and the rest of the world, the increasing need for accurate scientific information in political decision making, and the vital role scientific innovation plays in spurring economic growth and competitiveness, we call for a public debate in which the U.S. presidential candidates share their views on the issues of The Environment, Health and Medicine, and Science and Technology Policy.
I’m in. You should be too. Voice your support.
I’m sure the Republican party—the “intellectual” party fresh off the
brown people are scary youtube debate—will be all too willing to participate.
(Thanks to Arstechnica.)