A while back there was an ambitious attempt to get the 2008 presidential candidates to engage in a science debate. A debate they all turned down. And now we get this:
The Rev. Rick Warren, author of the best-seller “The Purpose-Driven Life,” will spend an hour interviewing each candidate at his 20,000-member Saddleback mega-church in Southern California.
On CNN’s “The Situation Room” earlier this week, Warren said he won’t play the role of a political pundit or ask “gotcha” questions, but rather tackle four areas of interest: the role of the presidency in government, leadership, the candidates’ worldviews and America’s role internationally.
It seems however that both our presidential candidates are more interested in answering questions from religious maniacs in high profile mega-churches than they are in showing the American public that they understand the importance of scientific literacy in in the 21st century.