Now, I had an email from a podcast listener asking about this, seeing if I had any more information – now I do! The interview I did with Mark Henderson for the Token Skeptic will appear on the Curiouser and Curiouser column over at the CSICOP website very soon:
Science & Technology Australia (and many of our friends in the science sector) were reading ‘The Geek Manifesto’ and think it is time every MP reads it too. Why? Because even though politicians aren’t obliged to make every decision according to the available scientific evidence and nothing else, they definitely should make sure they take scientific advice on issues when it is relevant – and let’s be honest there are few public policy issues where it’s not.
If 226 pledges are received, Science & Technology Australia will deliver the books to Parliament House in Canberra. If we don’t reach our target you will be reimbursed. We can’t promise every politician will read it, but it will make them more aware.
Their deadline is the 17th September – head to http://scienceandtechnologyaustralia.org.au/geek-the-vote.