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ScienceDebate2008 and blog carnivals

ScienceDebate2008The movement to have US presidential candidates discuss Science and Technology in a devoted debate has been picking up steam. Date and place are scheduled: April 18th at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia.

cosponsored by the AAAS, the Council on Competitiveness, the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine, and signed by over 100 leading American universities and other organizations

– Friday Business Week ran this story.

-  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. 

- “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, MSNBC, and others have picked up the story.” 

The organizers ask all os us: “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.” 

For more information: check out


And some good recent blog carnivals (collections of selected blog posts on specific topics)

: health and medical issues

Tangled Bank: all disciplines of science 

Human Resources: HR-related topics


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