The Intersection

the interSeCtion

When Science And Politics Collide

About a year ago, we had an idea to make science more prominent on the campaign trail this election cycle: ScienceDebate2008 was born. It wasn’t long before a lot of folks took notice and the initiative grew rapidly. Eventually, the presidential candidates weighed in. This week, ScienceDebate2008 co-hosted Innovation 2008 with the Center for Science,…

We’re here at the University of Minnesota for Innovation 2008: This conference, held on the Twin Cities campus of the University of Minnesota, will bring together academicians, policy makers, business leaders, scientists, educators, artists, students and the public to discuss solutions to the major challenges facing the United States revolving around science and technology policy,…

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Beyond Belief III

Today we’re both off to The Salk to participate in The Science Network’s ongoing annual conversation known as Beyond Belief. This year’s theme is ‘Candles In The Dark‘: Beyond Belief: Candles in the Dark is the third in an annual series of conversations: an ongoing project to foster and promote the use of reason in…

61 Nobel Laureates

Yesterday 61 Nobel Laureates* released a letter endorsing Barack Obama for President: An Open Letter to the American People This year’s presidential election is among the most significant in our nation’s history. The country urgently needs a visionary leader who can ensure the future of our traditional strengths in science and technology and who can…

We Want Your Vote

From the New York Times to the LA Times, Obama’s and McCain’s answers to the 14 top science questions are getting great coverage, but the biggest question remains: Who’s better for U.S. science? Now’s your chance to weigh in on their answers and tell the world what you think… Log on to www.sciencedebate2008.com/vote to give…

by Philip H. DISCLAIMER – The opinions expressed in this blog post are those of the author alone. They do NOT represent the official opinion, policy, or action of any governmental agency the author may work for or have ever worked for at the county, state or federal level. If you do not like the…

On August 30, we reported that Senator Barack Obama responded to ScienceDebate2008 and this morning we can announce Senator John McCain has as well. The Senator from Arizona provided a glimpse into what the McCain-Palin administration would look like. Read his first answer below and all fourteen on our website. A side-by-side comparison of Obama…

Might be related to ScienceDebate2008… so check back soon

by Philip H. DISCLAIMER – The opinions expressed in this blog post are those of the author alone. They do NOT represent the official opinion, policy, or action of any governmental agency the author may work for or have ever worked for at the county, state or federal level. If you do not like the…