Some scientists and engineers are getting political with the new organization called Scientists and Engineers for America. SEA’s mission statement says they are targeting “elections at all levels of government to renew respect for evidence-based debate and decision-making in politics.”
A political action committee focussing on science – that’s excellent!
It’s been tried before, as I vaguely recall, but failed to get up momentum and gather broad enough support to keep it going. Here’s hoping they figure it out this time.
SEA officially launched on September 27th, and their first science cafe, featuring Michael Stebbins discussing his book, Sex Drugs and DNA: Science’s Taboos Confronted, will take place in Washington DC on Monday. Visit the SEA events page for details.
I’ll be there!