…for the Candidates to answer
Thought Provoker is a little ruffled that there's a non-science specific thread on the front page [Lying to Advance a Cause], so I thought I'd post something genuinely scientifical that some here might be interested in.
This is, right on time following the political minutiae of hammering platform planks into a sturdy stage and getting nomination formalities out of the way, Democratic Presidential candidate Barack Obama's Answers to the Top 14 Science Questions as winnowed by ScienceDebate2008 and leading science organizations from more than 3400 questions submitted by more than 38,000 scientists, engineers and other concerned Americans.
When the formalities of the RNC in St. Paul next week are over, John McCain has said he will submit his answers to these same questions. These cover things like innovation, climate change, energy, education, national security, pandemics and biosecurity, genetics research, stem cells, ocean health, water, space, scientific integrity, research and health.
Obama's got some fine science advisors and the party's got a whole science wing, and they've done a great job with these questions. I'm sure Obama read and signed off on each policy statement. Observations and comments welcome…