We Need a Science Debate in 2008
Anyone with political awareness and a mind for science must be aware of the extraordinary degree to which scientists and scientific thought have been marginalized by the Bush administration. Check “science” and “Bush administration” on Google , and you’ll get nearly 1.8 million hits. The topic has been covered in the media with such titles as “Scientists and Bush Administration at Odds”, “Scientists: Bush Distorts Science”, “The Junk Science of George W. Bush”, and “Bush Misuses Science Data, Report Says.”
Having a science background myself (medicine and public health), I was excited to hear from my brother, Richard Alden, about the growing demand for presidential candidates to participate in a public debate on science and technology.