Who will do a better job leading our nation back to scientific and technical superiority?
The cover story for the most recent edition of Nature(Vol 455/ September 25 2008) is about the US presidential race and titled "Choosing a Future - Why Science Matters". Obama accepted the invitation to answer 18 science related questions in writing. His published answers take up four pages of text. Sen. McCains campaign declined the invitation. Whenasked about evolution and intelligent design, Obama said: "I believe in evolution and I support the strong consensus of the scientific community that evolution is scientifically validated. I do not believe it is helpful to our students to cloud discussions of science with non-scientific theories like intelligent design that are not subject to scientific scrutiny." The editors of Nature said that while McCain has indicated (once, during the Republican debates) that "I believe in Evolution" he has also made several statements in support of ID, telling the Arizona Star in 2005 that "all points of view should be available to students studying the origins of humanity." The editors also expressed concern about McCain's VP pick, Gov. Sarah Palin stating that Palin "opposes all research into human embryonic stems cells. She has indicated that she is a young-earth creationist ." The editors caution that McCain's selection of "Palin as a running mate suggests a new found willingness to pander to his party's far right wing." The editors at Nature published a list of each campaigns primary science and technology advisers. For Sen. Obama they are: Henry Kelly - Federation of American Scientists Gil Omenn - Professor of Internal Medicine,University of Michigan Dan Kammen - Professor of Energy Research, University of California, Berkeley Sharon Long - Professor of Biology, Stanford Don Lamb - Astrophysicist, University of Chicago Harold Varmus - Nobel laureate -Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Jason Grumet - Bipartisan Policy Center (energy policy expert) Tom Kalil - Science and technology advisor to the Chancellor, University of California For Sen. McCain they are: Robert McFarlane- former National Security Advisor James Woolsey - former director Central Intelligence Agency James Schlesinger - former Secretary of Defence Meg Whitman - former CEO, eBay Carly Fiorina, former CEO, Hewlett-Packard Again, Who will do a better job leading our nation back to scientific and technical superiority?
Asked By: Violation Notice - 10/1/2008
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McCain has not had a new original idea ever since he crashed those three Navy planes that evidently he did not learn how to fly!
Answered By: Paul B - 10/1/2008
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It won't be anyone who embraces the fundamentalist teachings of the far right, or someone who believes man and dinosaurs co-existed in the world 6000 years ago.
Answered By: Terry - 10/1/2008
Science and technology go against God. We'll have none of that.
Answered By: sme - 10/1/2008
Well, since low taxes on businesses actually keep companies in our nation, I'd say McCain. Obama's taxes will drive out many businesses.
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Answered By: Jobo - 10/1/2008
McBush just promises more of the same. Obama promises the future.
Answered By: Moiraes Fate - 10/1/2008
Obama, no contest.
Answered By: ConcernedCitizen - 10/1/2008
Why do we have to be superior, I just want to be happy...That is not suggesting I don't appreciate education, I am well educated. At the end of the day though I prefer simplicity and peace, over stressed out superiority.
Answered By: Cole - 10/1/2008
Well it certainly won't be Mc Cain,.......he can't even use a computer!
Answered By: W R - 10/1/2008
Obama is the new wave of the future. McCain promises the same tired old rhetoric.
Answered By: kgirl - 10/1/2008
McBush just promises more of the same. Obama promises the future. So your choice. Of course some people voted for the same dumb president not once but but maybe joe chavez ( email@example.com) (915) 494 1780 could do a excellent job.
Answered By: el_barton_05 - 10/1/2008
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