Internet “father” signs on to call for 2016 Presidential Science Debate

Internet “father” signs on to call for 2016 Presidential Science Debate

 

MARCH 2, 2015, SILICON VALLEY — ScienceDebate.org today announced that Vint Cerf, Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist for Google, has joined the call for a 2016 US Presidential Science Debate.

Widely known as a "Father of the Internet," Cerf co-designed TCP/IP protocols and other basic architecture that is the technological foundation of the Internet. For this work, Cerf recieved the U.S. National Medal of Technology in 1997 from President Bill Clinton. Eight years later, Cerf was awarded the highest civilian honor bestowed in the U.S., the Presidential Medal of Freedom. 
 
“Science has become a major input into every policy decision facing a president,” said Shawn Otto, ScienceDebate board chair. "We’re terrifically pleased that people with insight and vision like Vint Cerf are signing on to our call for the 2016 candidates for president to debate the big science issues facing America."
 
ScienceDebate.org’s prominent supporters include the CEOs of major Tech companies, dozens of Nobel Laureates, leading academics, university presidents, famous writers, actors and other cultural thought leaders, and other concerned citizens. It is asking candidates for president to attend a debate dedicated to science and tech issues like climate change, vaccinations, GMO Foods, nuclear power, evolution, nanotechnology and space exploration.
 
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