Tuesday, January 10, 2017

What Do Conservatives Know?

I agree with this fellow. Given their self-serving biases, conservatives have no business picking and choosing what science is agreeable to them. Scientists are the ones who have the information and experience to best make those choices:
Sacramento State history professor Joseph A. Palermo set off a conservative firestorm after writing that people who deny climate change “shouldn’t be allowed” to use social media, GPS-directed drones or nuclear weapons.

“I’ve always believed that people who dismiss science in one area shouldn’t be able to benefit from science in others,” he wrote Dec. 27 on the Huffington Post website. “If Trump and his cohort believe the science of global warming is bogus then they shouldn’t be allowed to use the science of the Internet for their Twitter accounts, the science of global positioning for their drones, or the science of nuclear power for their weaponry.”

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