A case study of sorts.
Was this an effort mirroring other knowledge domains (such as education, medicine, economics, etc.)? Or were there aspects you believed were pretty unique to gaining feedback on science related positions?
Did you, or would you have, promoted a presidential debate (or debates for other political contests) focused exclusively on this area. Or perhaps the adversarial nature of debates would not have been helpful?
Always appreciated your work, and that of others, in the Science Debate effort. I look forward to what’s next. Thank you!!
So proud of your continuing efforts to inform, enlighten and help us all understand and want to participate in science making a better world.
Wow, your role in Science Debate and what it's done for political conversation is really incredible Sheril! I'm looking forward to your ideas, especially since now I often feel that the debate isn't about an issue informed by science, but rather about science itself--about ways of knowing. How can good science, which at the outset admits it does not know everything and will constantly be under review and change, be separated from the science that claims to KNOW absolutely, which is what many people look for, and sometimes pay for, to support specific policies? Thanks for these thought provoking posts!
Great effort. Our representatives should know and express their ideas on subjects like Science and Technologies as they will be expected to represent public opinion in policy making. Kudos for the great effort in making our future policymakers aware.