"It is now highly feasible to take care of everybody on Earth at a higher standard of living than any have ever known. It no longer has to be you or me. Selfishness is unnecessary. War is obsolete. It is a matter of converting our high technology from WEAPONRY to LIVINGRY."
- Buckminster Fuller (h/t Suzy Waldman)

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Science and Politics Intersecting, Correlating etc.

Via email from Sheril:
Hey folks,

Today at 2pm, listen in on NPR's Science Friday with Ira Flatow on the Call for a Science Debate:

Friday, January 11th, 2008
Hour One- 2pm EDT
The Call for A Science Debate

"Should the presidential candidates participate in a debate focusing on science, technology, and the environment? A group of voters has started a petition movement calling for a science debate."

Details on today's program here:
On a related note, Atmoz spots a good starting point at Physics Today, compiling candidates'
positions on science-related matters.


mz said...

Maybe it's their science advisors who should talk, as probably the candidates are pretty clueless about science.

Michael Tobis said...

Carter was an engineer.

He's not regarded as a successful president but I think there's something to be said for trying to do the right thing and failing as opposed to not trying at all.