Tuesday, August 30, 2011 at 12:20PM
Drew Wolfe

Republicans Against Science

Again my rant revolves around one of Paul Krugman's editorials entitled Republicans Against Science. Look at his conclusion.

"Now, we don’t know who will win next year’s presidential election. But the odds are that one of these years the world’s greatest nation will find itself ruled by a party that is aggressively anti-science, indeed anti-knowledge. And, in a time of severe challenges — environmental, economic, and more — that’s a terrifying prospect."

The Republican party is now controlled by right-wing evangelicals who live in their own world, thousands of years in the past, not in the modern world. Thus they must disavow hundreds of years of solid scientific research to perpetuate their mythology. Evolution is a fact supported by tens of thousands of controlled experiments. Global warming is a fact also support by a lot of solid research. Nonetheless, some of the Republican presidential candidates, who believe in Noah's ark, causally dismiss what most educated people around the world have accepted without reservation. Think now of one of these "believers" running our country, possibly another pea brain from Texas. These individuals do not have the intellectual capacity to understand, much less solve, the complicated problems that face our nation in the future.

These same candidates have another major false belief. Many would like to take us back to the "quiet" 1950s. Maybe they see the US in 2011 as depicted on  Andy of Mayberry or Father Knows Best. Well, of course, they would like to return to the time when white men ruled this country. They do not remember the persecution of blacks, the treatment of women as second-class citizens, the widespread antisemitism, and the list goes on and on. If they were even slightly educated they would know that all societies, cultures, and governments that did not change with the times were doomed. Take a history course and see if my statement is correct.

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