06 January 2008
The science ticket
Via the essential beatfinger: Wired Science summarizes Science's assessment of how the Republican and Democratic presidential candidates stand on science issues. These include support for science funding in general, support for embryonic stem cell research, acceptance of evolution, plans for improving science education, and willingness to address global warming. Barack Obama comes out on top of the Democrats, but the differences between him and Hillary Clinton or John Edwards seem mainly related to emphasis. Among the Republicans, the list-makers seem to have had difficulty coming up with anything nice to say: Rudy Giuliani gets credit just for being pro-choice!