Biosphere II is legitimate science, according to most callers to SUNDIAL, though most would not participate in the venture.
Eight people entered Biosphere II, a sealed glass house a stone's throw from Tucson, Ariz., this morning for a two-year stay. They will grow and recycle everything they use. Of 260 callers, 62 percent believed the experiment is a worthy one scientifically, rather than more like a stunt, but 58 percent (155 callers) said they would not be willing to participate.
"It's Your Call" represents a sampling of opinions from certain segments of the community, but it is not balanced demographically as would be done in a scientific public opinion poll.