A Vote For Science

Alex Palazzo

If you live in the Boston area: Symposium: Science and the Presidential Election September 30, 2008 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM Joseph B. Martin Conference Center at Harvard Medical School Confirmed Speakers:

Election Coverage in Nature

Umm … Seriously, the latest issue of Nature has a special section on the US presidential election, including another Q&A with the candidates: Barack Obama accepted Nature’s invitation to answer 18 science-related questions in writing; John McCain’s campaign declined. Obama’s answers to many of the questions are printed here; answers to additional questions (on topics…

Here we are going to look at the best available figures for offshore drilling, specifically the areas that are currently off-limits. That’s what the current political fight is about. First, how much oil we consume and how much we “produce”: The bottom line is that we consume a heck-of-a-lot more oil than we prodce, about…

Governmental funding of science is fundamentally important to our economic future. First let’s look at funding for the National Institutes of Health, the main source of money for biomedical research in the US: Joseph j7uy5 @ Corpus Callosum points out: I can’t help but notice that the funding leveled off the same year that the…

Once upon a time, one of America’s greatest strengths was its ability to lead. Citizen from other nations looked up to the US as a model. In WWII soldiers would give up to the US on purpose, because they knew that they would be treated fairly. How do I know this? My grandfather who fought…

Back when I lived in Canada, health insurance was never a worry. Sure you might have to wait a bit before you got it, but you could always count on being seen by a doctor when ever something is wrong. If you wanted you could have purchased additional health insurance that pays for upgrades, but…

Again here’s a simple graph that says it all. And they say that Democrats are fiscally irresponsible.

We’ve been told by the talking heads on teevee that Americans will decide this election based not on the issues but on personality. However, as a scientist I firmly believe that we must make conclusions based on the data. In this series of posts, I’ll try to give you access to all the available facts.…