Thursday, July 03, 2008

Sticking Some Science to the Candidates

Science Debate 2008 draws up fourteen questions for the presidential candidates to answer. A cursory glance reveals no mention of androids, The Q Continuum, The Matrix, underwater aliens, asteroids, The Prime Directive, telepathy, UFOs or teleportation. Count me disappointed. When will our politicians address the issues that Hollywood and its consumers face on a daily basis?

What would McCain do if an asteroid decided to take a fateful turn and hurtle towards Earth? Will Obama settle the issue of telepathy once and for all? When will we confront alien threats and who, pray tell, will you trust when the Matrix has you?

OK, sure, I'm referring to more science fiction than science, but that's what things like landing on the moon were called before they happened.