Sunday, February 17, 2008

Clinton v. Obama - on science!

A brief Slate report on the Clinton and Obama plans for science and technology, presented at the AAAS annual meeting, is here. Apparently, the Obama representative repeatedly asked the attending scientists to look up the Barack Obama website for details. The Slate reporter says:
"Those without laptops learned only that Obama planned to double federal research funding, spend $150 billion on biofuels, and appoint a national Chief Technology Officer."

Let's see... "those without laptops" at a science meeting - that would be less than 1% of the attending public!
Of course, that's not to say the Obama representative did the right thing. Scientists want data. I can see why the Slate writer thinks the Clinton camp won the day.

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