Sunday, January 20, 2008

Science Debate 2008

This year we, in the United States, will elect a new president. The future of this country, and the world, depends on the next president's actions during this critical period in human history. Most notable is the threat of global climate change, an issue that the current administration has failed to act upon. We cannot afford to lose another 4-8 years without addressing this issue. It is important for Americans to learn how the candidates stand on this and other science issues.

Support the Science Debate 2008

"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."

Some of the leading candidates have expressed anti-science views, particularly Mike Huckabee who has stated he does not believe in evolution.

A Science magazine press release documents the views of some of the candidates.
For those with access, Science also has an extended news focus on the candidates.
Wired has more here.

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