Monday, December 10, 2007

Science Debate 2008

A group of concerned scientists, who saw a lack of scientific questions posed to the presidential hopefuls, formed a coalition calling for a debate on issues related to

  • environment
  • health and medicine
  • science and technology policy
Dr. Lawrence Krauss, professor of physics and astronomy at Case Western Reserve University and chair of the Physics Section of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, published an explanatory Op-Ed piece in the Wall Street Journal, regarding the need for presidential debate on these topics.

Considering the impact the presidency can have policy in science (just a few examples), it seems prudent to learn presidential candidates knowledge and opinions on science:
Vergano, D. (2007.) Science vs. politics gets down and dirty. USA Today
Howden, D. (2007). No Blair! America's Parting Gift to Britain's PM. The Independent.
Rosenberg, D. (2002). The Battle over Abstinence. Newsweek.

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