The Economist is currently running a live online debate on the motion: "This house believes promoting maths and sciences education is the best way to stimulate future innovation". Proposing the motion is Prof Chris Budd of the University of Bath, also a member of the KTN's Scientific Committee. Opposing him is Chris Trimble of the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. Both sides have made their initial statements, with further statements to come before the debate closes next week. Contributions from the "floor" are coming in on both sides, so be sure to take a look and air your views.