08 Sep '12, 12am

Obama and Romney Lay Out Science and Technology Positions

In the midst of the full-frontal politics that now passes for the nominating conventions of the two major political parties in the United States came a modest opportunity for sober reflection by the candidates on some crucial but oft-neglected issues—policies dealing with science and technology. A group called ScienceDebate succeeded in eliciting from the Democratic and Republican presidential candidates their responses to a set of questions broadly constructed around science and technology policy. They posted the Q&A on their site this week. The campaigns received 14 questions on S&T policy topics covering innovation, climate change, and pandemics, as well as education, energy, and ocean health. ScienceDebate formulated the questions both a bottom-up and top-down fashion. From the grassroots level, discussion and voting on the website provided insight into at least a port...

Full article: http://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-talk/energy/policy/obama-an...

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