It's not the economy, stupid.
September 29, 2008 12:11 AM Subscribe
"You know, we spent $3 million to study the DNA of bears in Montana. I don't know if that was a criminal issue or a paternal issue..." (previously)
posted by scodger (129 comments total)
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The infamous bear study bought up by McCain in the first debate is one of his favourite pork barrel examples, but little actual information is given about the study. Here
is the website giving details about the project, with more info
, a quick fact sheet
and a podcast
. This is one of the rare times when a candidate will air an opinion on science in a popular setting....
However, several websites have been trying to get into the details of the candidates policies on science and technology. The science debate (previously)
looks dead in the water, but they did manage to get the candidates to answer 14 questions by email
Nature, a leading scientific journal, has a special section
comparing the candidates scientific credentials and a section of questions
that were answered by Obama but not responded to by McCain. Key quote from Obama "I believe in evolution, and I support the strong consensus of the scientific community that evolution is scientifically validated."
A more popular version is "geek the vote" from popular mechanics
McCain has gained praise for promising to introduce a science advisor
, but with 71 Nobel prize winners endorsing Obama
and his science plan, it is clear where the consensus lies.