Should the presidential candidates participate in a debate focusing on science, technology, and the environment? A group of voters has started a petition movement calling for a science debate. We'll talk with one of the organizers of the movement. What kinds of questions would you ask?
QUIZ (Answers below)
1) Which candidate pledges to modernize the electricity grids and open them to more distributed and renewable generation?
2) Which candidate had the following to say about global warming: "And while we don't know for certain how or why climate change is occurring, it makes sense to take reasonable steps to reduce CO2 emissions without harming our economy"?
3)Which candidate has a plan for reducing electronic waste such as that from outdated computers and cell phones?
4) Which candidate has said that the next U.S. president must "press ahead with building a national missile defense system"?
5) Which candidate wants to strengthen math and science education, but use funds from NASA to do it?
6) When asked about his views on creationism and evolution, which candidate said "if anybody wants to believe that they are descendants of a primate, they are certainly welcome to do it"?
7)Which candidate said the following about teaching evolution and creationism in public schools: "In my opinion, the science class is where to teach evolution, or if there are other scientific thoughts that need to be discussed...If we're going to talk about more philosophical matters, like why it was created, and was there an intelligent designer behind it, that's for the religion class or philosophy class or social studies class"?
8)Which candidate has pledged to reestablish the Office of Technology Assessment?
9)Which candidate called the Bush administration's stance on climate change "terribly disappointing" and has vowed to "make global warming a priority"?
10) Which candidate posits that "the key to sound environmental policy is respect for private property rights"?
- John Edwards (source)
- Fred Thompson (source)
- Dennis Kucinich (source)
- Rudy Giuliani (source)
- Barack Obama (source) (source2)
- Mike Huckabee (source)
- Mitt Romney (source)
- Hillary Clinton (source)
- John McCain (source) (source2)
- Ron Paul (source)