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Science Debate 2008

  1. Sep 6, 2008 #1

    G01

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  3. Sep 6, 2008 #2

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    I rather suspect that McCain would much prefer not to talk about stem cells before the election, and raise flak from the right wingers about the sanctity of life if he doesn't continue to hew to the Bush pandering with his ban on the subject. It will be interesting if he ever does respond.
     
  4. Sep 6, 2008 #3

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    McCain's not sitting in a cone of silence, is he? I'm pretty sure the other folks on his campaign are not computer illiterate.
     
  5. Sep 6, 2008 #4

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    Thanks for the links G01. Interesting that McCain hasn't bothered to have anyone on his staff put together answers on this.
     
  6. Sep 9, 2008 #5

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    Yes, it is making me wonder. I also get the feeling that the McCain camp thinks it is in there best interest to not talk about a lot of these issues. Hopefully he does respond though. I think his campaign spends too much time focusing on people and avoiding issues if you ask me.
     
  7. Sep 9, 2008 #6

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    It's 2009. There's a cyberattack on vital US institutions from a bot herder in Russia, causing havoc to financial/defense/air traffic systems. A computer illiterate President who spent the last 6 months extending troop rotations says: "Who would have thought we could be attacked through this... this internets? We thought our troops and our missile defense would protect us."

    Some people recall a similar statement by an earlier Presidential genius that thought oceans would protect us. Most don't.
     
  8. Sep 9, 2008 #7

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    Phew. At least he didn't say "interwebs".

    That would have cost him.
     
  9. Sep 16, 2008 #8

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  10. Sep 16, 2008 #9

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    This will be a welcome change from the current administration, that applies this not only to Science issues, but also to the current restrictions against reporting on deaths and burials and body bags being returned to US soil from Iraq.
     
  11. Sep 16, 2008 #10

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    They have the Internet on computers, now?

    Homer Simpson.
     
  12. Sep 17, 2008 #11

    Gokul43201

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    Hmmm...anyone notice the rather terse answer to Q8?

    Code (Text):
    Question     Length of answer (lines)
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    Innovation        68
    Climate           47
    Energy            35
    Education         54
    National Security 16
    Pandemics         44
    Genetics          17
    Stem Cells        09
    Oceans            35
    Water             17
    Space             83
    Integrity         17
    Research          16
    Health            25
     
  13. Sep 17, 2008 #12

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    I read it the other day. I think as far as stem cells go he's operating on the premise that the less said the better - for him.
     
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  15. Sep 26, 2008 #14

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    More "presidential-science" news.

    http://www.nature.com/news/2008/080925/full/news.2008.1135.html

    This link is open for free only for a limited time. So read it now and the accompanying links in that article.

    A very glaring piece of information in that article is this:

    Zz.
     
  16. Sep 27, 2008 #15

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  17. Sep 27, 2008 #16

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    McCain's Economic Advisor, Doug Eakin said the Blackberry wouldn't have existed if not for McCain.
     
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