The Most Important Debate in the World — and You Can Be Part of It!
BUT FIRST A FEW NUMBERS:
85%: The percentage of likely voters who think presidential candidates should hold a debate on science. Republicans and Democrats equally in favor. (Harris Poll)
50%: According to a report by the NAS, science is responsible for 50% of the growth of the US economy since 1950.
22: Number of countries whose 15-year-olds outperform American kids in science.
2,975: Number of questions asked of presidential candidates by TV’s top 5 journalists by January 2008.
6: Number of questions they asked about climate change.
2008: The year an organization called ScienceDebate.org was founded to try and get the presidential candidates to attend a debate devoted solely to science.
40,000: Number of current signatories to ScienceDebate.org.
28: Number of Nobel Prize winners who support Science Debate’s call for a science debate.
108: Number of College and University Leaders supporting ScienceDebate.org’s call for a presidential debate on science.
193: Number of major organizations supporting ScienceDebate.org, including the largest science association on earth, all the big science magazines, science TV shows, and all the major environmental and medical organizations. (Total membership —> Read More Here