Frankly, I think the Pan troglodytes pictured here could do a better job than some of our congress critters, but never mind that cheap shot of a slippery banana peel. However, I wonder if our presidential candidates could identify the genus and species of our close primate cousins or if they could estimate the percent of homology at the DNA level between humans and chimps? Perhaps those are not burning scientific issues for a presidential candidate to consider but certainly there are others which are scorching hot. With that in mind, the Science Debate 2008 is rolling right along.
Yesterday, the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine joined American Academy for the Advancement of Science and the Council on Competitiveness as official cosponsors of Science Debate 2008.
And yes, I voted today. The polls were quiet in my particular spot in Einsteinville. A WTF moment occurred when a voter rolled in on a red, white and blue Segway.
Thanks to Rhapsody for the chimp photo via that Icanhascheezburger, cheezburger, cheezburger site.