|While the five hopefuls have opinions on such matters as education and science funding, their views lack depth|
At the same time, they differ over whether it makes sense to build the superconducting supercollider and space station Freedom. In addition, they would reexamine--and possibly reapportion to more pressing domestic needs--the billions of dollars now being spent at the Energy Department's national laboratories.
That assessment is based largely on their replies to a questionnaire drawn up by The Scientist on science and technology policy issues and, to a lesser extent, their public statements or voting records in Congress.
The seven-question survey sought the candidates' views on topics such as indirect...