When scientific consensus on an important public policy issue runs contrary to your views or your party's platform, what will you do?
Science isn't about what's popular, or confirming our beliefs, or what makes us feel good; it's about getting at the truth of how the world works. In matters of public policy past administrations have chosen to ignore science when the evidence ran contrary to their party's position on an issue. As a leader, will you support sound policies based on good science even if they are unpopular with some of your constituents?
Ray Kreps commented
Science is finding the way things are made. Every persons so called God is credited with making everything. If you believe in God you have to believe in science. Most lay people do not have the knowledge or ability to question a scientist but our so called God gave us a brain to find out for ourselves. Do not question what you do not know.
Maybe an example would help. What if a cure for Cancer was found but sharing that cure would have a negative impact on the pharmaceutical industry, what would you do? Would you support providing funds to help the industry transition to another effort?
I like it, but this is one no politician will ever answer. Mittens will do the no-hypotheticals thing.