SEED endorses Obama

The Editors of SEED just officially endorsed Barack Obama:

Science is a way of governing, not just something to be governed. Science offers a methodology and philosophy rooted in evidence, kept in check by persistent inquiry, and bounded by the constraints of a self-critical and rigorous method. Science is a lens through which we can and should visualize and solve complex problems, organize government and multilateral bodies, establish international alliances, inspire national pride, restore positive feelings about America around the globe, embolden democracy, and ultimately, lead the world. More than anything, what this lens offers the next administration is a limitless capacity to handle all that comes its way, no matter how complex or unanticipated.

Sen. Obama’s embrace of transparency and evidence-based decision-making, his intelligence and curiosity echo this new way of looking at the world. And that is what we should be weighing in the voting booth. For his positions and, even more, for his way of coming to them, we endorse Barack Obama for President of the United States.

Personally, I think I may have Neverending Election Syndrome. I can’t believe there are still six days of this left.

And remember, there are only three days left to donate to my DonorsChoose Challenge and be in the running for a signed print (or even the original painting!) Oh, the pressure!


  1. #1 TomJoe
    October 30, 2008

    Yes, and let’s not forget his dedication to accountability and standing by his word … facts supported by his sticking to his promise to accept public financ— Oh wait … nevermind.

  2. #2 Beverly
    October 30, 2008

    uhhhhhhh…perhaps you missed this part:

    “To navigate this new reality, to realize opportunity within this massive change, we need a new approach to governance and problem solving; we need a new way of looking at the world and a new set of values founded on the conviction that knowledge is good; and we need leaders who have the courage and wisdom to change their mind in the face of new evidence.”

    Just sayin…

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