Posted 3 months ago on April 22, 2014, 7:22 a.m. EST by ZenDog
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In this First Edition of the What The Fuck Department we will explore the impact of policy on public opinion regarding the nature and reliability of scientific fact. Our entry into this WTF moment comes to us from the HuffPo
A recent poll asked Americans what they thought of some rather basic scientific understandings about the nature and shape of reality - such as: Does smoking cause cancer? While only 4 percent expressed some doubt about that possibility, 40 percent doubt Global Warming, and a whopping 51 percent expressed doubt about the big bang.
"Science ignorance is pervasive in our society, and these attitudes are reinforced when some of our leaders are openly antagonistic to established facts," said 2013 Nobel Prize in medicine winner Randy Schekman of the University of California, Berkeley.
The logical conclusion is of course utterly inescapable. It would appear that the political party that you commit to in the United States can in fact become a measure of intelligence.
What the Fuck? you say . . .
Political and religious values were closely tied to views on science in the poll, with Democrats more apt than Repelicans to express confidence in evolution, the Big Bang, the age of the Earth and climate change.
And here we have it.
Here's a link to the full article:
At the bottom of the article the HuffPo has a slide show of repelicans no less, with some pertinent quotes. This was so much fun I honestly couldn't help myself - I decided to dig a little deeper. And here are the results:
- NYT: Republican’s Climate Solution: Clear-Cut the Rain Forest
- By JOHN COLLINS RUDOLF | May 26, 2011
Representative Dana Rohrabacher, Republican of California, needs to hit the science books, forestry experts suggest.
They reached that conclusion after hearing Mr. Rohrabacher declare during a Congressional hearing on Wednesday that clear-cutting the world’s rain forests might eliminate the production of greenhouse gases responsible for climate change.
Yes indeed. This stupid fuking repelican needs to be hit BY science books - “Is there some thought being given to subsidizing the clearing of rain forests in order for some countries to eliminate that production of greenhouse gases?” Can you say: stupid fuking repelicans? But wait - it gets better!
Here is a video of Rep. Paul Broun (R-Ga.) discussing evolution - from The Guardian
'lies straight from the pit of hell' he sayz. You can see for yourself.
And consider carefully - this stupid fuking repelican is both a physician and a member of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee and currently exploring a run for the United States Senate.
That's not just a WTF - that is a breathtaking OMG!
Finally, who could possibly forget that surreal and utterly insane exclamation heard round the world made by one Todd Akin (R), senate candidate and representative of Missouri, 2001-2013:
Now can you say
I just know ya can!