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Great Supporters of Science over Faith, Except When They're Not

Democrats are great public supporters of science over faith (e.g. stem cell research, evolution) except when the science is economics and one's faith is in government.

Posted on June 20, 2008 at 12:03 PM | Permalink

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They're also willing to make exceptions for nuclear physics and investigations into evolutionary psychology.

Posted by: Joseph Hertzlinger | Jun 20, 2008 1:52:43 PM

Apparently it is not easy to convince McClain either.

Posted by: spencer | Jun 20, 2008 2:01:12 PM

I agree with Spencer and add that McCain is not the only Republican politician who is ignorant and apparently unteachable about economics. President Bush should be near the top of the list that would also include dozens of Senators and Representatives.

Posted by: Dr. T | Jun 20, 2008 3:46:16 PM

The debate over stem cell research is not an example of faith ignoring science. The issue is the source of the stem cells not the research itself.

Posted by: | Jun 21, 2008 6:27:53 PM

"The debate over stem cell research is not an example of faith ignoring science. The issue is the source of the stem cells not the research itself."

Poster is mistaken. The debate is about who is going to pay for it. If embryonic stem cell research was viewed as promising by the medical/drug industry, there'd be no need for federal funding.

I suspect federal funding for stem cell research is welfare for cell biologists.

Posted by: tribal elder | Jun 21, 2008 6:44:07 PM

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