A Presidential Debate on Science

Science Debate 2008 is a small group of people who, in 2007, began working to “restore science and innovation to America’s political dialogue”.

Enlisting the help of over 38,000 people they gathered a total of 3,400 pressing science questions from nearly every major American science organization, dozens of Nobel laureates, elected officials and business leaders, and the presidents of over 100 major American universities.

Narrowed down to just 14, the questions were then fielded to the presidential candidates and their answers compiled as the top 14 science questions facing America.