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Science Debate 2008
« on: September 16, 2008, 08:42:04 AM »
The backstory:

In November, 2007, a small group of six citizens - two screenwriters, a physicist, a marine biologist, a philosopher and a science journalist - began working to restore science and innovation to America‚Äôs political dialogue.  They called themselves Science Debate 2008, and they called for a presidential debate on science.  The call tapped a wellspring of concern over the state of American science.

Within weeks, more than 38,000 scientists, engineers, and other concerned Americans signed on, including nearly every major American science organization, dozens of Nobel laureates, elected officials and business leaders, and the presidents of over 100 major American universities.  See who here.  Among other things, these signers submitted over 3,400 questions they want the candidates for President to answer about science and the future of America.

Both 2008 US Presidential candidates have finally answered the questions, and their answers can be viewed here:

Knowing why you got a question wrong is better than knowing that you got a question right.

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