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Digital Subscriptions > Skeptical Inquirer > Jan Feb 2016 > Do We Really Want Science-Informed Candidates?

Do We Really Want Science-Informed Candidates?

The 2016 American presidential campaign has been in full swing for what seems like a year already, with most of another year still to go. Politicians, pundits, and the public have had ample opportunity to vent all their frustrations at their opponents’ political views and the political system itself. But many science-minded people at this point in the campaign share a different sort of frustration: Why don’t the candidates talk about any science-related issues? Why don’t their media questioners even ask them about such things?

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