Thursday, October 30th, 2014

Promises about Science on Scott-O-Meter

Invest in the Florida Innovation Fund

"I will invest in the state Innovation Fund that brought Scripps and Burnham research labs to Florida, developing high-tech clusters with high-paying jobs."

Adopt the Daubert standard on scientific knowledge

"Rick Scott supports the adoption of the Daubert standard to be used in the state of Florida. Forty of fifty states have adopted the more modern Daubert standard, by which evidence based on innovative or unusual scientific knowledge may be admitted only after it has been established that the evidence is reliable and scientifically valid."

Support university-private partnerships

"I support the State University System partnering with government and private industry to pursue advanced applications, production and research in sustainable energy endeavor. Therefore we will pursue additional programs such as the FHTCC throughout the state." *(Florida High Technology Corridor Council)

Ban embryonic stem cell research

"Will place a permanent ban on embryonic stem cell research."