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You can lead a Republican to knowledge, but you can't make him think... - Unbeliever's Land
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You can lead a Republican to knowledge, but you can't make him think...
The article:

Study: Trust in science among educated conservatives plunges

The quote:

The growing distrust of science is entirely focused in two groups — conservatives and people who frequently attend church," says the study's author, University of North Carolina postdoctoral fellow Gordon Gauchat.

My thoughts:

There it is: The culture war laid bare.  The fault line that splits our nation.

Liberals and the less religious, vs conservatives and the more religious.

Science vs Faith.

Rational thinking vs "magic thinking".

Facts vs make-believe.

Frankly, this country could use a lot more science and a lot fewer "conservatives and people who frequently attend church"...

[See also: The Republican Brain: The Science of Why They Deny Science -- and Reality]

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kightp From: kightp Date: May 11th, 2012 09:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
Case in point: North Carolina...

Hey, if you're still connected with the local free-thought community, you might want to alert them to my next Willamette Stage show, opening next weekend:

http://www.willamettestage.org/2011/10/boom/

Geeky grad student sex, marine biology, evolution and the end of the world ... *very* funny, and with a couple of good jabs at the religionist worldview, too!

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