A Vote For Science

Michael Stebbins

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…

In the latest issue of Science, an article on grass-roots efforts by scientists in the last weeks before the election brought up a startling point, that there have been a lot of letters to the Editor and OpEds published in newspapers either endorsing Obama or pointing out the errors of the McCain campaign rhetoric on…

Our latest AVoteforScience videos are up and a new article in Science talks about the effort and other grass roots efforts this year. I will note that Science forgot to mention that the AVoteForScience effort was done in partnership with Seed Magazine/ScienceBlogs. In fact, it couldn’t have been done without them. Of particular interest will…

This is unbelievable. The Nobel Laureates for Obama effort just sent me an updated letter with an additional 11 names bringing the total to 76 Nobel laureates in science endorsing Obama. That completely eclipses the previous record of 47 endorsing Kerry and it is more than have ever endorsed anything in history. Now, this is…

More AVoteForScience videos!

Here are the latest videos in our AVoteForScience YouTube Challenge. They include videos from Dr. Jose Morales at Columbia University, Dr. Robert Dottin of the Center for Study of Gene Structure and Function (below) and beloved scienceblogger and marine scientist Sheril Kirshenbaum. You’ll never guess who they are voting for this year? Now there is…

Today’s AVoteForScience video comes from Dr. Kirsten (Kiki) Sanford, the incredibly talented host of This Week in Science, my favorite science radio show. If you haven’t heard it, you can download it as a podcast from iTunes or here. OK, cards on the table, I am a regular on the show so I am a…

In a striking video that includes footage of the old Bell Labs building and a frank discussion of the loss of competitiveness in the US, Physicist Larry Jackel explains why he is endorsing Obama for President. See all the AVoteForScience videos HERE

Latest AVoteForScience video

Here is the latest video from our YouTube AVoteForScience challenge. We will have a lot more videos coming in the week before the election. It is by John Dunbar, a microbiologist from New Mexico. He explains that leadership that is dedicated to fighting global warming is needed in the US and that he believes that…