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  •  I agree. I can only add scientist (4+ / 0-)

    While reading it, I kept trying to think of something to add, but David covered everything I wanted to say before I got to the comments.

    The only thing I can think to add is that scientist are breaking more and more with the Democrats, probably for the same reason teaches do.

    One of the great political shifts in the past decade has been the move of scientists toward the Democratic Party, a casualty of the Republican Party’s war on reality. It’s not about politics for scientists, it’s about the fact that only one party accepts scientific findings on everything from global warming to evolutionary theory to what does and doesn’t prevent pregnancy. Only 6 percent of scientists identify as Republican, whereas 55 percent identify as Democratic. In October of 2012, 68 Nobel-winning scientists co-signed a strong endorsement of Obama, saying the President “has delivered on his promise to renew our faith in science-based decision making.”

    It is possible to read the history of this country as one long struggle to extend the liberties established in our Constitution to everyone in America. - Molly Ivins

    by se portland on Sun Mar 17, 2013 at 05:39:45 PM PDT

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