Presidential Debate on Science and Technology?

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http://www.sciencedebate2008.com/

We have noticed that science and technology lie at the center of a very large number of the policy issues facing our nation and the world - issues that profoundly affect our national and economic security as science and technology continue to transform our lives. No matter one's political stripe, these issues pose important pragmatic policy challenges.

We believe these scientific and technological policy challenges can bring out the best in the entrepreneurial American spirit. America can be a leader in finding cures for our worst diseases, inventing the best alternative energy sources, and graduating the most scientifically literate children in the world - or we can concede these economic and humanitarian benefits to other countries.

We believe a debate on these issues would be the ideal opportunity for America and the candidates to explore our national priorities on the issues, and it is hard to imagine any candidate not wishing to be involved in such an occasion.

Please join us and make Science Debate 2008 a reality.
Would you like to see a science/technology Presidential debate? If so, what subjects?
 

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http://www.sciencedebate2008.com/

Would you like to see a science/technology Presidential debate? If so, what subjects?
Based on the summary of topics provided by these guys, it looks like your typical healthcare/energy/environment debate with the added bonus of grinding an axe for certain policy pressure groups.

This smells suspiciously like the whole "politicization of intelligence" farce, just substitute Mary McCarthy with James E. Hansen. We're going to pretend that scientists working in government are these incredibly ethical, upright human beings getting dumped on by crooked overseers with nefarious agendas. In the university, this is equivalent to a faculty bashing its administration, public affairs, trustees, alumni and students to its heart content while whining everytime they get bit back.
 

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