Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Science Debate 2008

The Women's Bioethics Project, as well as bioethicists Thomas H. Murray (Hastings Center), Arthur L. Caplan (University of Pennsylvania), and Harold Shapiro (Princeton University), have joined Science Debate 2008, a coalition of scientists and concerned citizens, to call for a presidential public debate on science and technology policy.

The grassroots initiative states:
Given the many urgent scientific and technological challenges facing America and the rest of the world, the increasing need for accurate scientific information in political decision making, and the vital role scientific innovation plays in spurring economic growth and competitiveness, we call for a public debate in which the U.S. presidential candidates share their views on the issues of The Environment, Health and Medicine, and Science and Technology Policy.
To date, most of the coalition supporters are men. Let’s be sure that women’s voices and concerns don’t get lost in this debate. You can sign the petition yourself here.

1 comment:

Kelly Hills said...

This is an absolutely fabulous idea - it would be nice to get a peek at what exactly the various presidential candidate's science/policy advisers actually think about various and pressing issues.