A personal note to all my friends, supporters, and loyal patriotic Americans: After much soul-searching and discussions with my family , I have decided to make my formal announcement that I am a candidate for the 2016 Presidential Election. As you might imagine, I’m running as an independent (not as a member of the “Independent Party”), although I’ll happily accept funding support from the major and minor political party machines. My platform includes: Time for A Scientist in the White House, Stop Pretending to Be the World’s Police Force, and of course, Keep Religion out of Politics and Medicine.