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Politics versus science - RESPECTFUL INSOLENCE
I’ve always been reluctant to attribute antiscientific attitudes to one political persuasion or another–and justly so, or so I thought. While it’s true that antiscience on the right is definitely more prominent these days, with the Republican candidates conducting virtual seminars on how to deny established science. Evolution? They don’t believe in it because, apparently, Jesus told them not to. Anthropogenic global warming? they don’t buy that, either, because to admit that human activity is resulting in significant climate change would be to be forced to concede that industry isn’t an unalloyed benefit and that maybe, just maybe, something needs …