[LMB] OT, verging on forbidden territory: GOP attitudes about science

Bear Master bearmaster0 at gmail.com
Thu Sep 8 16:36:06 BST 2011


Without attributing any political significance to this, I have seen polls
that indicate that as many as a third of Americans would agree "the jury's
stil out" on evolution.

On Thu, Sep 8, 2011 at 8:30 AM, A. Marina Fournier <saffronrose at me.com>wrote:

> It IS centered around science, but the um, "skeptics" happen to be speaking
> to what I hope is a small minority of the US voting public. I will not post
> further on this topic and probably make no comments on any discussion.
>
>
> Here are two URLs for GOP presidential candidates' attitudes about science,
> which scares the tar out of me (along with some candidates' desire for a
> more theocratic state, abolishing certain amendments and eliminating Checks
> & Balances between the three arms of government)
>
>
> http://www.npr.org/2011/09/07/140071973/in-their-own-words-gop-candidates-and-science?ps=rs mostly about climate change denial
>
> and
>
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> http://www.npr.org/2011/09/07/140231575/in-gop-presidential-field-science-finds-skeptics?ps=rs,
> which is more about their creationism beliefs than anything else
>
> A. Marina Fournier
> SaffronRose at me.com
> I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with
> sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.
>
> Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) Italian scientist and mathematician     Letter
> to the Grand Duchess Christina of Tuscany (1615)
>
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