New Organization Seeks Public Spirited Scientists and Engineers

I’m a scientist, and I vote.

Yes I have a party affiliation, and yes I have a political bias, but most of all I want to see science respected in the political process.

So today, I joined Scientists and Engineers for America.

Read on for the Mission Statement that I lifted from their website.

If you want a more partisan approach, here’s one of my book reviews.

SEA Mission Statement

Scientists and Engineers for America (SEA) influences targeted elections at all levels of government to renew respect for evidence-based debate and decision-making in politics.

Vision

We envision a future where wise science and technology policy can help every American live in a safe and clean environment, enjoy quality health and education, and benefit from a strong system of national defense. SEA is the only national organization dedicated exclusively to electing leaders who share this vision.

Beliefs

The scientists, engineers and concerned citizens who comprise SEA are united by shared values and beliefs. Scientists and Engineers for America believes in:

Good Government
Scientists know how to test theories, how to tell fact from fiction, and how to hold one another accountable. Smart leadership and policy should depend on similar processes.

Open Debate
Vigorous and evidence-based debate improves government policies, just as it improves scientific theories. Excessive secrecy protects ideologues and incompetence.

Competent Leadership
Public officials serve their communities well when their own deeply held convictions are informed by and tested against objective data.

Political Participation
An educated, questioning, and engaged citizenry is essential for successful Democracy.

While the issues and candidates we support change from election cycle to election cycle, these enduring principles guide all of SEA’s work.

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