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Monday, September 29, 2008

Just in case you were curious...

Amidst the excitement about the Presidential debates and Sarah Palin's ongoing meltdown with Katie Couric, some of us may have lost sight of the issues. Well, thankfully, I'm here to remind you.

Specifically, I'm here to remind you that both Barack Obama and John McCain have provided answers for Science Debate 2008- an internet effort to find out about how the candidates view science* and its role in the future of the United States.

I won't reproduce the whole thing but if you go here you can see a side-by-side comparison of the two candidates' science policies.

Have fun, and we'll chat tomorrow.**

* Barack Obama: "Science is the cornerstone of our prosperity and we must nurture the scientists and researchers of today if we hope to be competetive tomorrow."*** John McCain: "Grrrahhh! Fire BAD!"****

** Not necessarily about this, but we'll chat nonetheless.

*** Please note that all quotes are made-up though, really, entirely in character.

**** No, I'm not making fun of McCain for his war injuries. I'm making fun of him for being a damn fool idiot.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

OK I actually don't have the stomach to read through all of McCain's answers. But in the very first answer he say,

"Eliminate wasteful earmarks in order to allocate funds for science and technology investments;

Fund basic and applied research in new and emerging fields such as nanotechnology and biotechnology, and in greater breakthroughs in information technology"

His joke at the debate about 3 million dollars for studying the genetics of bears in Montana shows he thinks the latter is the former. You know because the genetics of bears has nothing to do with applying biotech.

Monday, September 29, 2008 10:37:00 AM  

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