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Some Very Political Science

kenle2 Wrote: Apr 11, 2012 10:48 AM
Sorry, DHE. Have to take issue with you on one point: "...the need of some religious people to convince themselves that atheism is a religion.". A number of large, populous and militarily aggressive countries established atheism as a state "religion" (or belief system, if you prefer) over the past century or so. Lots of religious people and political conservatives, plus the subsets thereof, are justifiably concerned about moves our own government is making in that direction.

The news is stuffed with "studies" in which "experts" tell us how we should behave. One recently found that conservatives have lost their trust in science over the last 40 years. That's probably because the very political academics of science are routinely summoned to prove the right-wingers are not only wrong but dangerously wrong and not just dangerously wrong but evil, too.

These studies are laughable.

First, there was the study purporting to prove that conservatism appeals to low-intelligence racists "who have trouble grasping the complexity of the world." Then there was the scientific study that parents should...