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From: David Farber <dave () farber net>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2008 04:46:06 -0400



Begin forwarded message:

From: Susan Brynteson <susanb () udel edu>
Date: September 15, 2008 6:07:59 PM EDT
To: dave () farber net
Subject: [Fwd: [IP] Re: McCain answers Scientists & Engineers for America's questionaire]

If there is any kind of follow up or additional interaction with the candidates, I would much appreciate a question being asked about their interest in the teaching of "creationism" and evolution in the public schools. Would they recommend that both be taught? Would they allow the NSF and other scientific federal agencies to take a contrary view?

Thank you.

             Susan Brynteson



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Phone:  302-831-2231
Fax:    302-831-1046
Email:  susanb () udel edu


-------- Original Message --------
Subject: [IP] Re: McCain answers Scientists & Engineers for America's questionaire
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2008 17:52:04 -0400
From: David Farber <dave () farber net>
Reply-To: dave () farber net
To: ip <ip () v2 listbox com>
References: <48CEA7F5.1020109 () cmu edu>



Begin forwarded message:

From: Rahul Tongia <tongia () cmu edu>
Date: September 15, 2008 2:22:45 PM EDT
To: dave () farber net
Subject: Re: [IP] Re:    McCain answers Scientists & Engineers for
America's questionaire

Dave,

I have a suggestion.

Can someone please reproduce the answers in an anonymous form, without
the red or blue, and where the order of answer varies randomly (so
that things like "as a former navy officer" don't give everything
away)? [I don't have the skills/time/both?]

If I read it in that manner, I find that many of the answers are
surprisingly "similar" but perhaps just statements not reflective of
action (though some answers had more substance).  If they are both
saying similar things (candidates always say things like smarter,
efficient, governance, never more, bloated government), then this
boils down to our ability to trust whether they truly *understand* and
*believe* the underlying issues, and whether they will take specific
actions and policies to achieve the goals.

Rahul

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Rahul Tongia, Ph.D.
Senior Systems Scientist

Program in Computation, Organizations, and Society (COS)
School of Computer Science (ISR) /
Dept. of Engineering & Public Policy

Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA 15213 USA
tel: 412-268-5619
fax: 412-268-2338
email: tongia () cmu edu
http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~rtongia




David Farber wrote:


Begin forwarded message:

From: "Malin, Bradley A" <b.malin () Vanderbilt Edu>
Date: September 15, 2008 12:04:33 PM EDT
To: <dave () farber net>
Subject: RE: [IP] McCain answers Scientists & Engineers for America's questionaire

Dave,

This link appears to be dead.  I believe that the following is live:

http://www.sciencedebate2008.com/www/index.php?id=44

Also, to put McCain's answers in context, there's a side-by-side comparison
with Barack Obama response to the questionnaire:

http://www.sciencedebate2008.com/www/index.php?id=42

Regards,

-brad


-----Original Message-----
From: David Farber [mailto:dave () farber net]
Sent: Monday, September 15, 2008 10:19 AM
To: ip
Subject: [IP] McCain answers Scientists & Engineers for America's
questionaire



Begin forwarded message:

From: Robert J Berger <rberger () ibd com>
Date: September 15, 2008 11:10:18 AM EDT


Dear SEA Member,
As a member of SEA, you are among the first to know. Senator McCain
has answered our coalition's Innovation & the Elections questionnaire.

Now that Senators McCain and Obama have answered, you can comparewhat
they have both said.

Thanks to Science Debate 2008, the coalition, and all the SEA members
who supported the project. Together, we are making science and
technology a top issue in 2008!


McCain's answers:
http://click.icptrack.com/icp/relay.php?r=10132004&msgid=126787&act=2TL
T&c=212224&admin=0&destination=http%3A%2F%2Fsharp.sefora.org %2Fpeople%2
Fpresidential-candidates%2Fjohn-mccain-presidential-candidate%2F

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