SWB: Where do the 2016 presidential candidates stand on scientific issues?

May 10, 2015

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Potential candidates for the 2016 presidential election (Photo from The Hill)

Potential candidates for the 2016 presidential election (Photo from The Hill)


We’ve started the 2016 presidential election race, and a lot of public figures are officially declaring their candidacy lately. Some of my upcoming posts will take time to analyze each candidate and their stance on science-related issues, such as:

  • Climate change
  • Energy policy (Oil, gas, coal, nuclear, alternative)
  • Healthcare
  • Infectious disease (such as Ebola)
  • Vaccination
  • Evolution
  • Abortion
  • Stem cell research
  • Sex education
  • Contraception

I’ll be looking to see how candidates speak about these issues, and how both their words and actions illustrate their relationship with the scientific community. The U.S. has recently displayed some disturbing trends with regard to scientific policy, and so we should consider every politician’s scientific literacy when deciding whether or not they are fit to hold the office of President of the United States. Even among members of the same party, it may surprise you how diverse opinions have been on these issues.

UPDATE: Due to personal reasons, this series has been canceled. Furthermore, at this point, we are left with only two candidates.

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About jslachman381

I'm a Yale graduate who majored in History of Science, Medicine, and Public Health.

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