It’s time for presidential candidates — and especially, the moderators of debates — to stop avoiding real issues.
Science is involved in some — in fact, in many — of the most important issues facing us. Energy independence. Clean water. Food. Health care. Economic competitiveness. Surveillance and privacy. Education. Climate change.
But republican presidential candidates don’t want to talk about these issues. When they’re forced to face, they can’t give anything better than slogans and sound bites. They think “drill baby drill” is an answer to the energy problem. They think “kill baby kill” is the way to make peace. They think the answer to the climate problem is to deny reality.
Science has an astounding impact on human life. It’s high time we forced presidential candidates to debate the issues related to science.
There’s an organization called “sciencedebate.org” which is trying to get the presidential contenders to face the issues. Help them out. It’s in everybody’s best interest — including yours. Including your kids’.
You can submit question at their website.