Very few elected officials in America have professional training in science or technology. Does this inhibit…
Very few elected officials in America have professional training in science or technology. Does this inhibit the effective governance of science and technology?
Do you think that the American government would be substantially different if most senators and congresspersons previously worked and scientists or engineers instead of lawyers, as is the case today?
Should it be a requirement to serve on science and technology committees?
Find an example of a piece of legislation or political movement that was wrongly founded on the misunderstanding of basic science and technology. Give a brief background. Should this movement/bill been supported or unsupported?
How will this continue to affect our country’s rank in science and technological development in the future, should this model of governance continue?