When I was to start my scientific career I had in mind a quote from Einstein that said something like «Politics is for the present, but an equation is for eternity». And although he remains being one of my great examples, over time I have considered that he was wrong about this. Mandela, Washington, Gandhi or Churchill demonstrated with their deep ideals that it was possible to use politics to achieve a more just society, and their conviction led them to change not only the course of their countries, but of all History.
Personally, I think there are no idealistic goals, but people without the tenacity enough to fight for them. At the moment I could be willing to be involved in projects with a vision capable of illusion and clear vocation to improve society.
But I also believe that politics is a responsibility, and that leaders have an obligation to properly report with truthful arguments to help people be informed and make better decisions. For this reason, from my role as communicator and humanist scientist, I am also willing to politically advise on science to all those people or groups that request it.
Some of my articles on politics: