Friday, January 11, 2008


Would you like to know where the presidential candidates stand on issues such as the funding of stem cell research, addressing global warming, and the teaching of evolution in science classes?

A group of voters has started a petition calling for a debate among the 2008 presidential candidates. Science Debate 2008 is a grassroots initiative spearheaded by a growing number of scientists and concerned citizens. The signatories include include Nobel laureates and other leading scientists, presidents of universities, congresspersons of both major political parties, business leaders, religious leaders, former presidential science advisors, the editors of America's major science journals, writers, and the current and several past presidents of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, among many others.

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.

You can join the list of supporters. Check out their site and see if you want to add your name to the growing list.

- Milo

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