The Intersection

Sheril Votes For Science

I contribute to another Seed blog called ‘A Vote For Science‘ where we recently launched our ‘YouTube Challenge‘:

Scientists and Engineers for America Action Fund and ScienceBlogs have teamed up to bring you “A Vote For Science.” Here we will feature videos of scientists explaining who they are voting for and why.

Jennifer, Lawrence, and many others have already submitted videos, and I finally recorded mine from the road, taking a slightly different approach:

Readers are encouraged to upload your own YouTube videos and make sure you tag them with ‘avoteforscience.’


  1. #1 Kevin
    October 29, 2008

    I thought these were lame and partisan until now. You got the message right and with grace and style.
    As usual.

  2. #2 mk
    October 29, 2008

    “It’s not my place to tell you who to vote for.”

    Hmmm, so is that what you think all those other scientists are doing?

    If I’m not mistaken the whole point of this challenge was to get scientists to tell us who they are voting for and why. Not to tell us who to vote for. You asked them to go to another site and get informed. I thought that was what this was all about. Scientifically minded folks getting to hear the thoughts of actual scientists regarding the election. What better way to inform oneself!

    You could have simply written a post saying just what you said in your video. Instead, by making the video and pretty much not playing along you mock the whole enterprise… not to mention the others who took the time to give their thoughts–as they were asked to do!

  3. #3 TomJoe
    October 30, 2008

    Also, no offense, it’s pretty damn clear who you’re voting for.

  4. #4 Anna
    October 30, 2008

    I think this is brilliant Sheril. You are using the collaboration you’re a part of to say it’s up to us to participate.

    Well done + what Kevin said.

    ~ Anna

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