A Vote For Science

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Obama to undo Bush anti-science policies

From the BBC: US President-elect Barack Obama will seek to reverse Bush administration policies when he enters office on 20 January, his transition chief has said. John Podesta said executive orders by President George W Bush on issues such as stem cell research and oil drilling were at odds with Mr Obama’s views. Plans to…

SEA has put together a list of state ballot measures that involved science including info on what the end result was. The list can be found here and below. It was particularly interesting that Colorado rejected an amendment to the state constitution that defined “the moment in which an egg becomes an established “person.”” Also…

Happy Election Day! GO VOTE!

The day is finally here. You’ve heard it from everyone, but I’ll pile on…VOTE! Our final tally on the YouTube AVoteForScience challenge is 30 something videos from scientists endorsing Obama….and not one video from a scientist endorsing McCain. That seems to reflect a general consensus on the issue of who is better on science policy…

Our First AVoteForScience Couple!

We have our first submission from a couple! Bernice and Loyal Durand, two theoretical physicists from the University of Wisconsin have both endorsed Barack Obama. I think it’s great that a couple would speak out about the importance of science together. Shouldn’t be natural to vote together as well? Maybe this election day we should…