h/t from CobaltVA Only 6% of Scientists are Republican
A recent polls show that, to believe in the Scientific Method, has become a predictor for political tendencies. Selective bias in accepting or rejecting valid scientific findings is highly correlated to right-wing politics. It appears the Republican Party now strictly follows the tenets of religious fundamentalism, R-wing shamanism, and the voodoo logic of The World According to the Church of FoxNewsCorp.
Seems to explain the irrational behavior and twisted logic on the Right.
Americans value science, but not all of it
In the bizarro world of the right-wing, there isn't much room for scientific thinking. A conservative scientist is certainly a "rare bird", indeed.
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Many Americans still value the nation's scientific achievements, but unlike most scientists, they often pick and choose which scientific findings they agree with, especially in the areas of climate change and evolution, according to a survey released on Thursday.
The survey found nearly 9 in 10 scientists accept the idea of evolution by natural selection, but just a third of the public does. And while 84 percent of scientists say the Earth is getting warmer because of human activity, less than half of the public agrees with that.
If folks can't process high school math and science, the only alternative is to turn to tribal knowledge and religion to explain the complex world in which they live.
Science is not about being comfortable and complacent in an idealized unchanging world. It is about experimentation, educated-risk taking, trial & error learning, seeking new knowledge, deeper understanding and adapting to our changing world. The data says what is says. Accept and use, or disregard and ignore, the data -- your choice -- but the world we live in will continue to act according to the Laws of Science, now and long after we are gone.