The Anti-Science Crowd

There are prominent Republicans running for President that think opinions have as much weight as evidence and peer review. Rick Perry is the latest on the right to state that there are “gaps” in the theory of evolution. Another common attack from the right is on climate change. Do these people understand that science is nonpartisan? Sure, any individual is corruptible, but the field of science is the best system we have as humans for finding the truth. Opinion does not hold more weight than years and decades of evidence and peer review.

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It’s Because of Al Gore

The thing I’ve never understood is why the average right-leaning, possibly Fox News watching citizen does not understand that the things we would do to combat climate change are good things to do anyway. They seem to be more worried about the fact that Al Gore is involved in some way then to stop and think about what the benefits would be. Why would we not want a cleaner, less polluted Earth? Why would we not want cleaner air to breathe? Do these climate change deniers ever stop to think what they are denying? They aren’t denying Al Gore some victory, they are denying themselves (and everyone else) a better planet on which to live.

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