Re: [atheists-36] Science Debate 2008 - April 18th

From: Sheila P.
Sent on: Tuesday, February 12, 2008 4:00 PM
Here is a an article on the New York Times Dot Earth blog and my  comment:

  • 95.
  • Why would I suggest anything to one of the ���viable��� candidates? They are going to lie and deceive as usual if they even ���deign��� to attend. Perhaps they will accept the invite, now that big business patent infringer Intel is involved!

  • kayt said:
    ���I would suggest that my candidate find a way to tell the truth about climate change, energy, resource depletion, and to show how these issues are related to national security. The voters desperately need to see the connections between these issues, and how solving one could also solve the others.���

  • Tom, from Wisconsin said:
    ���But I would have to tell my candidate to stay at arm���s length because if you, in fact, give reasonable responses to the questions you are likely to have posed, you will lose more votes than you will gain.���

  • He has it right!

  • There���s only one candidate, viable or not, who has the correct, honest answers. That person is Senator Mike Gravel. However, he is being excluded from this forum just as he has been excluded from the corporate owned major media. I didn���t hear of any qualifying rules before Intel entered the picture!

  • Why isn���t he ���viable?��� How are people supposed to know his views and ideas for the future of this country���from a few minutes on the early debates he was permitted to participate in?

  • He is now being shut out from Sciencedebate2008 as he has been shut out from the recent televised debates and other media appearances.

  • I am sorry that I supported Sciencedebate2008 from the beginning. It will be as phony as all the other debates.

  • ��� Posted by Sheila Price

-----Original Message-----
From: Orlando Jack <[address removed]>
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Sent: Tue, 12 Feb[masked]:03 pm
Subject: [atheists-36] Science Debate 2008 - April 18th

Science Debate 2008

Over the last several days heavy hitters like Intel Chairman Craig Barrett and former HHS Secretary Donna Shalala have signed on, as have numerous universities, including Stanford, Georgia Tech, Cornell, and several others.

Yesterday, Earth & Sky Radio began running this interview ( with one of our organizers around the nation.

But the big news is we have invited the candidates (
And we've issued a press release The debate is set for April 18 at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia. That's four days before the Pennsylvania Primary. The New York Times, ( and others have picked up the story.

In fact, just about the only people we haven't heard from are the campaigns. If you have contacts at the Clinton, Huckabee, McCain or Obama campaigns, please urge them to accept.

Please tell them this is a mainstream concern about the big policy challenges the next president and our nation are facing. We are doing this for the good of our nation, and we hope those who would lead it take the future of the American economy and job security seriously enough to come to Philadelphia. We hope they take having a discussion with American voters about climate change seriously enough to come to Philadelphia. We hope they realize that we as American innovators, business leaders, scientists and thought leaders, and as over 100 leading American universities and organizations, that we care about our nation's investments in science and math education, that we care about our broken healthcare system and our declining investments in basic research, that we care about scientific integrity, about clean energy, about the future of the oceans and about the biodiversity that secures life on our planet, that these are not arcane, quirky science questions, they are questions about American jobs, about the health of our families and businesses, about our children and the future of the planet, and we hope that those who would lead us them seriously enough to come to Philadelphia.

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