In case you’ve been living in a hole that doesn’t have internet access, something is brewing on the internet.
A CALL FOR A PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE ON SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
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, the undersigned, call for a public debate in which the U.S. presidential candidates share their views on the issues of The Environment, Medicine and Health, and Science and Technology Policy.
The idea is long overdue and forces attention on issues that reach every facet of society. These same issues historically have been reduced to canned sound bites, exemplifying a lack of critical thinking by the candidates on science-related topics. You can find my name among many others on the blogger’s list. Several exceptional scientists, National Academy members and Nobel Laureates, are behind the debate as well.