This was originally posted on a blog I follow called "Physics and Physicists" by Zapper Z (don't look for him to drop a CD any time soon: he's a researcher).
I also posted the origin of this positive activity:
President Obama Launches "Educate to Innovate" Campaign for Excellence in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Education, press release dated November 23, 2009.
During the presidential campaign, then Senator Obama answered 14 questions from Science Debate 2008 satisfactorily enough to receive applause from the science community.
I try mightily to avoid politics on this blog, but the world is not quite like Star Trek yet: science is in it, OF it and in need of friends in high and influential places.