AntiNerd: Higher education leads to liberalism so I don't think you could expect anything different from them.
jigger: Just wait until the next Republican president selects the science laureate to spread their message across the land. Then you'll know this was a good idea.
... I think it's about time for Science to declare war on Republicans.
Neighborhood Watch: It's not a 'War on Science'. I agree with not creating yet another bs public figure (with accompanying staff & payroll) on borrowed money to help promote the democrat party.
Neighborhood Watch: Zeppelininthesky: There is literally no debate among scientists that global warming not only exists, that it is changing the Earth and that humans are a direct contributor.That's bullsh*t.
Mentat: Neighborhood Watch: /also, it wasn't Republicans who killed NASAGee, I wonder what could have happened in 2010 that made it difficult to fund NASA projects?
Neighborhood Watch: PsiChick: It helps to troll if you RTFA, specifically the part where they mention that it's a non-paid position. As in, no staff or money.I don't know what the 'troll' comment refers to, but I don't see why Republicans should vote to create an official government voice for Global WarmingTM taxes, outside of the democrat party. If the 'job' is non-paid, then why can't these scientists do all of this for free now? Is something stopping them? Why do they need Republicans to vote for it?
Neighborhood Watch: First things first.Government schools aren't teaching kids to read & write yet.
jjorsett: Sounds more like a war on making yet another government-paid unnecessary job, and that's a good thing.
Neighborhood Watch: Government schools aren't teaching kids to read & write yet.
highendmighty: And sort of along those lines, why do we need a cheerleader for science to go, what, school to school? to tell people how great being a scientist is? I don't think that is really necessary - a waste of money when you have Bill Nye, Beakman, et al. reaching more kids anyway.
Neighborhood Watch: All2morrowsparTs: Are you a caricature?I'm just me, baby. I'm just me./I also happen to be right
robohobo: Neil Degrasse Tyson smirks at partisan hacks.
log_jammin: mgshamster: What about half the people on the Congressional Science Committee? Like Todd "Legitamite Rape" Akin.wait what? akin claims to be a scientist?mgshamster: Or anyone at the National Center for Complimentary and Alternative Medicine?I....had no idea that existed. wtf???
Neighborhood Watch: Zeppelininthesky: The only folks that doubt global warming are anti-science folks who regularly ignore evidence that contradicts their claim. They are also funded by the oil and gas companies.You're just wrong.I'm not calling you stupid (or any of the names here that everyone is calling me), I'm just saying that you're being close-minded IMO. I mean, you've literally shut your mind off from the possibility of being wrong.That's not very 'scientific'. In fact, it's the opposite.
Neighborhood Watch: It's my belief that Global WarmingTM is a hoax, but that doesn't mean I'm anti-science.
Neighborhood Watch: In the above examples, it is Republicans/conservatives who embrace the science... and not the other way around.
Neighborhood Watch: cloning humans for organ harvesting.
tbeatty: Explain to me why we need a political appointee for science? Is science dependent on ideology? How about we leave political advocacy to politicians and not appoint political people posing as scientists to government jobs.
Neighborhood Watch: In fact, I can't think of one scientific thing that a conservative/Republican would be 'at war' with. And before you say 'evolution' or 'stem cell research' (there isn't a war on either one)
dookdookdook: "There's no way to make it work," Ebell said. "It would still give scientists an opportunity to pontificate, and we're opposed to it."Serious question: Besides American conservatives, is there any other nationally-powerful organization in any other country as openly and proudly hostile to science in particular and objective reality in general this side of the Taliban?
jigger: How about one that does nothing but go around the country dispelling myths about GMOs and fracking?
vygramul: HighZoolander: vygramul: HighZoolander: [ecx.images-amazon.com image 234x346]It's a very depressing read...It's also seriously flawed.how so? (I'm not very far into it yet)There is some minor exaggerations, but the most irritating thing was the double standard. Example: Republicans are unscientific for not wanting to first do the research before declaring something can't work, and then the Republicans were unscientific for wanting to do the research on SDI when it was obvious it wouldn't work.There were good points to be made, but Mooney didn't write an objective book exploring the problem, he wrote a polemic.
Serious Black: nmrsnr: Did the Sad tag beat the Obvious tag to death?Sad, obvious, dumbass, asinine, fail...they all would have worked I think. I went with dumbass because that's what declaring a war on science will turn America into: a bunch of dumbasses./subby
highendmighty: jigger: Fart_Machine: jigger: How about one that does nothing but go around the country dispelling myths about GMOs and fracking?So you're saying they're going to create a Lobbyist Laureate?What the hell do you think the purpose of that post is?And sort of along those lines, why do we need a cheerleader for science to go, what, school to school? to tell people how great being a scientist is? I don't think that is really necessary - a waste of money when you have Bill Nye, Beakman, et al. reaching more kids anyway.
Evil High Priest: 2wolves: Yet all of them rely every day upon the results of science.I propose we withhold all of these results until such a time as they stop being morons.
Marcus Aurelius: So up until now it was an undeclared war then?/dnctfl
nmrsnr: Did the Sad tag beat the Obvious tag to death?
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