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2012-11-08 11:25:30 AM
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TofuTheAlmighty: There are a number of M.D.s in Congress. They at least have a modicum of scientific training.


Yeah? And one of them is Paul Broun, the anti-evolution, anti-embryology guy with a degree in Chemistry. Didn't seem to help him embrace commonly accepted scientific understandings.
2012-11-08 10:12:47 AM
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bdub77: Although interestingly enough, I heard a discussion on NPR from about 6 months ago that basically said there are only 1 or 2 scientists in the whole of Congress, and only a few people w/PhDs. That's pretty pathetic.

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2012-11-08 09:39:47 AM
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FormlessOne: Who cares? It's too late. The damage is done.

The problem with politicians is that they think you can shove the shiat back into the goose through rhetoric.


Not true, it can't be quickly reversed. But if we keep pumping out CO2 it will get worse. Oh well we've already destroyed the place, might as well keep destroying is a stupid attitude.
2012-11-08 09:15:47 AM
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The Bad Astronomer:
And mind you, Paul "The Big Bang And Evolution Are From The Pits Of Hell" Broun is on the committee, and ran unopposed in his district.


And *that* is just scary. How does a guy like that get on this committee? Probably just by asking. As to why a science denier would *want* to be on such a committee, I'm gonna guess "(c). agenda".

Also, while I'm not sure what kind of curriculum the U of G had in the mid-60s, how does one earn a BS in Chemistry and come out like he did?
2012-11-08 07:59:06 AM
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The Bad Astronomer: Well, Subby, all it actually says is that a few people are leaving the committee.


This. The replacements might turn out to be even stupider.

As it's a Congressional committee, even as a relatively powerless one it has to be composed of Congressmen. There are very few scientifically literate people in Congress to begin with, so it's not like this is a particularly hopeful situation.
2012-11-07 11:38:33 PM
1 votes:
But can they SPELL it Subby?

Just, wondering. Not for any specific reason...
2012-11-07 10:13:46 PM
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Well, Subby, all it actually says is that a few people are leaving the committee. And, one of them is a moderate, climate-change-accepting Republican.

Given the current membership, it's not too hard to suppose the Republicans will once again fill it with reality deniers of all stripes. I hope I'm wrong. But I'm not.

And mind you, Paul "The Big Bang And Evolution Are From The Pits Of Hell" Broun is on the committee, and ran unopposed in his district.
2012-11-07 10:10:37 PM
1 votes:
The article didn't actually say that.
2012-11-07 09:37:18 PM
1 votes:
Although interestingly enough, I heard a discussion on NPR from about 6 months ago that basically said there are only 1 or 2 scientists in the whole of Congress, and only a few people w/PhDs. That's pretty pathetic.
 
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