A Vote for Science

Continuing with Elles’s election theme, I thought I’d let you all know about the Vote for Science Campaign (if you didn’t already know about it). I haven’t had a chance to watch all of the videos yet, but so far I’ve noticed a bit of a endorsement theme, which is not surprising, given the respective campaigns attitudes towards science. If you haven’t seen them yet, I’d also suggest reading the candidates answers to “the top 14 science questions facing America.”

For a multitude of reasons, including the current state of the economy and the war in Iraq, this is one of the most important presidential elections we have had in a while. Science and technology policy in America is another one of those reasons. So when I vote for Barack Obama on Tuesday, I’m glad to know that I’m also voting for science.

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  1. kayla_unkempt
    October 29, 2008 at 6:30 pm —

    Let me just say how jealous I am of you because you can vote in this election. I’ve been watching all the debates, presidential and vice-presidential, and have been paying close attention to each candidate’s views on the matters that involve science questions, such as global warming and energy. I found their answers to the top 14 science questions facing america very interesting. It seems almost as if both candidates have come up with steps to take, but anyone who’s voting has to stop and ask themselves which candidate wil actually DO something about it. It’s hard to know whether they’re just saying this stuff, or whether they actually care and want to make a difference. With this in mind, everyone who can vote should vote, because it’s an amazing opportunity to have a say in not just our government but the world. So vote guys…vote for science and getting things done. (And because if you don’t, I think I might suffocate from frustration)

  2. October 29, 2008 at 7:26 pm —

    I am a non citizen, so my age of 18 doesn’t matter anyways. 🙁

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