So Chris and Sheril have announced the next step in the journey to a real debate about science issues of note that intersect with the current political sphere. And they’ve come a long way in a short time! Here’s some of what they said in a recent post:
ScienceDebate2008 is now co-sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the National Academies, and the Council on Competitiveness. We were looking at venues, and finally settled on an offer from the Philadelphia-based Franklin Institute–named, of course, after one of this country’s first and greatest scientists. We can’t think of a more appropriate venue.
And guess what?! They’ve actually invited the candidates: Hillary Clinton, Mike Huckabee, John McCain, and Barack Obama.
So the next step is to get the event (they suggest April 18, 2008) taken seriously by the press and the candidates, and this is where you come in. Take matters into your own hands and contact newspapers, the campaigns themselves, your friends, other bloggers, and so forth. Spread the word and try to generate interest in this! (You can find contact information for the campaigns, formletters, and so forth in their blog post.)
It would be just great if this happens. Fingers crossed for luck and spread the word!