Obama Talks Science

September 7, 2008

Here you can read Obama’s response to 14 science-related questions posed by Science Debate 2008. I’m sure he didn’t actually write all of the responses himself, but their clarity and concreteness clearly show that either he or someone he gets his advice from has a strong understanding of the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (or STEM, as he calls them).

Though, I guess I lose my ‘partiality’ (did I ever have partiality?) when I read something like this snippet:

As president, I will increase funding for basic research in physical and life sciences, mathematics, and engineering at a rate that would double basic research budgets over the next decade.

AKA: Yay, that means I’ll have a job in 10 years! :P

I look forward to McCain’s answers. Though with the ‘choice’ (more like acquiescence to fundamentalist bullies) of a pro-creationism VP, I don’t know how much we can expect from his administration in terms of science. Now, I’m sure we’ll get plenty of ‘science’ from him. Of the sort that George Walker Bush supports.

November 4th can’t come soon enough. But before it comes, make sure you register to vote! Because, honestly, within our lifetime, this could be one of the most important ballets we ever cast. And remember: if you don’t vote, you don’t get to complain! So vote (Obama) in 2008!

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One Response to “Obama Talks Science”

  1. daveinthewest said

    I’m still not sure if I’m going to vote yet. Somehow I think I’m going to be too lazy to.

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