Monday, August 29, 2011

Republicans Against Science

Thinking provides inconvenient truths and, among conservatives these days, there is too much of that.


Republicans Against Science - NYTimes.com

Jon Huntsman Jr., a former Utah governor and ambassador to China, isn’t a serious contender for the Republican presidential nomination. And that’s too bad, because Mr. Hunstman has been willing to say the unsayable about the G.O.P. — namely, that it is becoming the “anti-science party.” This is an enormously important development. And it should terrify us.

5 comments:

DanBack said...

"Within the G.O.P., willful ignorance has become a litmus test for candidates"

How true. Kevin could have a very bright future within the G.O.P.

Kevin Scheunemann said...

I know this is a shock for you, but...

much of society does not have the religious ferver, like you, about corn ethanol, or waits with rabid faith whether the supercolider discovers the "god particle"...which is now looking like a doubtful THEORY.

Your religious faith in failed scientific theory is dandy for you, however you should stop your censorship advocacy of other religions.

If you want to have faith in unproven scientific theories...great. Just stop demonizing the faith of others. (a logic fallacy you seem to excuse yourself from.)

If you keep demonizing faith, we may never be able to reasonably talk about Al Gore as a false corn ethanol prophet in the future. (or is that "profit", by government subsidy, with Al Gore?)

AYBABTU said...

Hee, hee, hee, Kevin Scheunemann is quite a troll. He's been stalking your posts with non-sequiturs for years now. Can you create a special avatar for him as a reward? Perhaps a rainbow colored furby?

AYBABTU said...

Hee, hee, hee, Scheunemann is quite the troll. He's been stalking your posts with non-sequiturs for years now. Can you create a special avatar for him as a reward? Perhaps a rainbow colored furby?

Kevin Scheunemann said...

Aybabtu,

Everyone who does not agree with the idea presented is a "troll"?

Isn't name calling divisive and intolerant? (Our resident Prof. would point out that it's a logical fallacy. Granted, he only points it out when the name calling is used against progressives.)

Where is that famed liberal compassion and tolerance for diverse thoughts and viewpoints I hear so much about?