Posts Tagged ‘The War On Science’

You call this news? The science of smoke and mirrors…

May 11, 2015

A few days ago I came across an article in the Guardian about how republican presidential candidates are getting away with such a blatant denial of scientific consensus on issues like evolution and climate change. They rightly disparaged the republican “clown car” of presidential candidates, particularly with regard to their standing on key scientific issues.

The article correctly points out that conservatives create “wedge issues” out of science by shifting the emphasis from “science” to “values” and a big dose of  religious fundamentalism.  So science denial becomes less about science and facts and more about morality and closely held religious convictions.