2016 Presidential Science, Tech, Health, and Environmental Forum

What are the top science, tech, health, and environmental questions the candidates for president should answer?

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1) Declarative statement (1-2 sentences max) describing the situation and context, followed by
2) Question (1 sentence) asking what they will do about it if elected.

FOLLOW THIS EXAMPLE FROM 2012:
What priority will you give to funding scientific research?
Federally funded research has helped to produce America’s major postwar economies and to ensure our national security, but today the UK, Singapore, China, and Korea are making competitive investments in research. Given that the next Congress will face spending constraints, what priority would you give to investment in research in your upcoming budgets?

A top science question the candidates for president should answer is:

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  1. Do you understand why evolution is true and do you support its teaching over faith-based emergence tales?

    Do you understand why evolution is true and do you support its teaching over faith-based emergence tales? If you do not agree with the evidence, what don't you agree with specifically?

    90 votes
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      4 comments  ·  Evolution & Origins  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Do you believe the Earth is over 10,000 years old?

      Most scientists believe that the universe is billions of years old while some Christian's believe it to be only thousands of years old. Which do you believe to be closer to the truth: billions or thousands?

      75 votes
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        2 comments  ·  Evolution & Origins  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • How will you ensure that evolution is taught in all public schools?

        There are still an alarming percentage of people who believe that evolution is false. Allowing children to be taught that this scientifically proven theory is false is psychological child abuse. We need to make teaching children bad science illegal. Any science teacher found to be purposely misleading their pupils should be imprisoned. We cannot allow religion to interfere with science.

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        • How old is the planet Earth a few thousand years or 4.7 billion years?

          This question will quickly determine if any of them are willing to go against evangelical christians or not

          54 votes
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          • Do you believe in Evolution?

            The science community fully believes in evolution, yet certain religious persons refute the evidence. Do you believe in evolution, or do you believe the scientific community (composed of our nation's top scientists) to be wrong.

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              3 comments  ·  Evolution & Origins  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Do you supprt evolution as the unifying principle of all biology?

              Scientists strongly support evolution as a unifying principle in all biology, including medicine and human health, yet a vocal minority spend enormous resources in attempts to confuse the public and/or discredit the evidence, which is not only wrong, but dangerous to our country. Do you believe in evolution as a unifying principle in biology, or do you believe the scientific community (including our U.S. National Academy of Science, AAAS, and all major science organizations) to be wrong?

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              • 32 votes
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                • If you are skeptical of evolution or human caused climate change, what resources did you rely on & how did you try to verify their accuracy?

                  If you are skeptical of evolution or human-caused climate change, what sources did you rely on for this, and what effort did you make to verify their accuracy?

                  28 votes
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                  • How old is the world -- this planet -- in your opinion?

                    How old is the world -- this planet -- in your opinion? I would say that responses would be published, but not commented on.

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