[EAS] Another Good Cause
Peter J. Kindlmann
pjk at design.eng.yale.edu
Fri Dec 14 20:38:05 EST 2007
Dear Colleagues -
After the recent mailing about Holiday catalog abatement efforts,
here is one to get the current political candidates to think about
science and technology -- from the physicist-gadfly Robert Park.
WHAT'S NEW Robert L. Park Friday, 14 Dec 07 Washington, DC
SCIENCE DEBATE 2008: CAN WE TALK ABOUT ISSUES NOW?
The U.S. blocks climate agreement in Bali; American children trail the
industrialized world in math; stem cell researchers are preoccupied with
getting around the embryonic stem cell ban; the green revolution is
diverted to feed SUVs instead of people; creationists are conspiring to
get God back in the classroom; and our space program is reduced to
pointless media spectaculars. Instead of candidates debating who loves
Jesus most, Lawrence Krauss and Chris Mooney propose that science be the
subject of a debate. An impressive group of science leaders has already
signed on http://www.sciencedebate2008.com . It deserves the support of
every scientist and every science organization.
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