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I just witnessed a wonderful thing, a 2012 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry [American,  
Robert J. Lefkowitz] in his speech following the Nobel banquet in Stockholm, Sweden absolutely SLAMMED GOP-baggers in the US, pointing out their resistence to anything scientific, including evolution, climate change, and stem-cell research.

How brave, taking a stand against ignorance at THE premier gathering and celebration of learning and knowledge.
He spoke of the recent election, and pointedly referred to "one party" who had made it's mark in denial, refusing to acknowlege the advances of science, while making a mockery of the progress research had delivered over the course of human history.
It was such a refreshing display of fearlessness, and though he was but one of the several Americans honored at this yearly celebration, his open challenge to the ignorance of American conservatives made me proud to be American, once again.  

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