Ironically, the Left prides itself on eschewing religion and embracing science while it reality, it does just the opposite. AGW is a perfect example. Virtually no liberal anywhere has waded through even one study on global warming yet all in unison proclaim they "know" it's a scientific fact. How can that be? Well, they've placed their FAITH in people with PhD after their names who agree with them politically. This is what substitutes for original thinking and "qualifies" them to call anyone who disagrees with them a knuckle dragger while the heavy irony flies right over their pointy little heads.