Somebody must have spiked the eggnog » « Benazir Bhutto assassinated Progress on ScienceDebate2008 Well, they’ve got one Republican and one Democratic congressman to agree to co-chair a presidential debate on science, which is good news. The framework for the debate is coming together…now all they need is some debaters. Share this:PrintEmailShare on TumblrTweet Somebody must have spiked the eggnog » « Benazir Bhutto assassinated
This makes me so happy…thanks for the good news, needed it…especially after what happened in Pakistan
Chris Bell says
If you attend a university and you don’t see your administration on the list of signatories – agitate.
Le Monde had a mention of this a few days ago in a piece about the dominance of religion in the US political landscape.
Some good statistical data towards the end of the article:
How much of that is due to outspoken “militant” atheists, I wonder, and how much thanks to framing…
Get Slimy Sal to chair. He’s young republican, just like his cosmos.
Between 2003 and 2007 the percentage of people who affirm never doubting the existence of god has lost 8 percentage points (still high at 61%).
Never doubting??? I never believed. I used to try to believe, when I was like 10 and my mother made my father haul me to Sunday school (luckily, he used to come back to get me afterwards), but I always thought it was just fairy stories, or maybe the history of delusional people, but I never did believe.
My vote is education. That’s how my spouse’s and her siblings broke the chain. However, that’s only the ones who have technical degrees. The non-technical siblings still believe in Jebus.
I will be mightily impressed if scienceblogia (is that the current term?) actually manages to pull this off – a science debate would be a far better proof of the power of the net community in these elections than mushy YouTube recordings of candidates and their loving families. I wish we’d have something like that over here…