April 2012 Archives
Why global warming will heat campaign trail in coming months
By Shawn Lawrence Otto | Apr 25, 2012
Obama has an opportunity to use climate change as a significant wedge issue to shave votes away from Romney among moderate Republicans and Independents who believe science is the best basis for public policy.
Thoughts on the passing of Fang Lizhi, science humanitarian
By Shawn Lawrence Otto | Apr 19, 2012
Chinese physicist Fang Lizhi wrote of science and freedom and paid for it with his own.
How the Huffington Post is still blowing it on science but has a chance to make a real difference
By Shawn Lawrence Otto | Apr 17, 2012
When the publication's science editor publishes antiscience propaganda, what can we learn?
"One of the most important books written, not just in Minnesota, but in the country - in the last decade." - Don Shelby
By Shawn Lawrence Otto | Apr 14, 2012
From a boy who loved NASA: How 49 heroes lost the right stuff and sullied their names over climate politics
Sadly, these aren't the can-do right stuff guys they used to be
By Shawn Lawrence Otto | Apr 13, 2012
How could guys that once put their very lives in the hands of science be so dumb about it as they get old?
Who has the media presence, debate chops, policy understanding and science literacy to lift America to a new standard?
By Shawn Lawrence Otto | Apr 06, 2012
Both Obama and McCain attended the Saddleback faith forum because, some say, it was an honor to be associated with Pastor Rick Warren among the mainstream grassroots faith communities. Who could moderate a presidential science debate?
Consensus among Protestants, Catholics for science debates, science-based policies; Twice as many think the US not spending enough on alternative energy as do defense
By Shawn Lawrence Otto | Apr 03, 2012
It turns out that the presidential campaign staffers have it completely, one hundred and eighty degrees wrong when it comes to science. Overwhelming majorities of American voters want the candidates to debate the big science issues facing the country.