Monday, February 11, 2008

More and Better Science Debates? Yes!

There are many important issues at stake in the ongoing presidential campaign, and science and its role in public policy is surely not receiving the attention it deserves, especially given the shocking political abuses of science of recent years.

The Science Debate 2008 coalition wants to change both the quality and quantity of science discussion in the presidential campaign. Their statement:

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.
Sign on! If nothing else, it means fewer debates centered on hairstyles, cackles, tears, and horse-race speculation.


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