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Some Very Political Science

T237 Wrote: Apr 11, 2012 4:59 PM
This isn't a scientific study. This is an announcement that is intended to give a veneer of credibility to character assassination. "If you disagree with us, not only will we label you a homophobe, but we'll say that you're secretly one of us." This is bully politics, plain and simple.

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...