The 9th Soul

Obama Answers Science Policy Questionnaire

Posted in politics, science by Fated Blue on September 2, 2008


“A couple months ago, Scientists and Engineers for America, Science Debate 2008, and a bunch of other science organizations sent McCain, Obama, and all the Congressional candidates a bunch of questions on science and technology. Topics included biosecurity, genetics research, and national security, as well as the more common questions on research and education. Well, Senator Obama just answered.”
Senator McCain has not responded to the questionnaire at this point in time, but the site has a profile of his views and actions relating to science policy, which provides a good basis for comparing the candidates’ stances. We’ve previously discussed the differences between the two candidates’ technology platforms. According to a recent NPR story, both candidates intend to keep politics out of science.

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