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Old 01-11-2011, 03:44 PM   #20 (permalink)

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Originally Posted by Bill Haverchuck View Post
Circle jerk time!

I'm not sure if this is what you had in mind, but your comment reminded me of a YT video I watched shortly after Obama was elected. I was also reminded of this clip when Jeffb was going on and on about Republicans being cult members and Benzo asked him to stop generalizing. Sometimes there is more going on than what's at the surface.

Tyson on Science funding
It's not simply a matter of funding, either. The Democrats are full of anti-science: 9/11 conspiracy theories, woo-woo alt-med, against GMOs, etc.

The simple fact of the matter is that an unfortunately small portion of the population, from almost any background you can think of, actually: 1) Cares about science, 2) Understands the basics of scientific reasoning, 3) Knows a few basic scientific facts that inform your understanding of the world (20% of the US population doesn't know that the Earth orbits the sun).
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