Friday, July 29, 2016

Six of the dumbest ideas politicians have about science

Depressing, isn't it? And it's not as though every liberal is a staunch supporter of science. I wish that were true. But by and large, the Democratic Party does accept reality, while the Republican Party does not.

Anti-science thinking on the left tends to be among those with relatively little political power. And most of it - like anti-GMO activism or the 'natural foods' fad - is not restricted to the left, but tends to be more of a bipartisan thing. Heck, there are liberals who are anti-vaccine, too. Scientific ignorance isn't a monopoly of the right.

But only on the right has scientific ignorance gained political power in America, and that's a real problem.

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