Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Presidential Debate on Science
There is a growing movement for a Presidential Debate on Science . There are so many political issues involving science that are important to us all. The spread of diseases, like avian flu (which would require evolution to effect humans), birth control, climate change, space exploration, all of these things require knowledge of science. Bill Clinton was a well educated man, who prided himself on being well read. George Bush scoffs at the "reality based community", who use "facts", to back up their scientific "theories". As we move towards the future, technology will play an increasing role in American life, even more than it does today, and understanding those technologies is an essential attribute in any leader.