115
Stephen Moore, Rush Limbaugh, And The Right-Wing War On Science : Swingers Discussion 220151
Busy Swingers Forum - everything you always wanted to know about swingers.
SwingLifeStyle Swingers Personal Ads. | SwingLifeStyle Swingers Clubs

Busy Swingers Forum

Everything you always wanted to know about swingers.

Create A Free Account

HELP
FORUMSGeneral DiscussionsPoliticsStephen Moore, Rush Limbaugh, And The Right-Wing War On Science
TOPIC: Stephen Moore, Rush Limbaugh, And The Right-Wing War On Science
Created by: Z_Z_Krewe
Original Starting post for this thread:
GoTo Page: 1 ... More 
 1 to 5 of 5 
User Details are only visible to members.
Since the science of rocket propulsion and heating create enourmous profits for the utility and warfare CEO's of America, confusing and downgrading the understanding and comprehension of rocket-propulsion science in relation to enormous profits is a main function of dumbing-down the American electorate.

The Weather Channel/NOAA even contribute to the faulty claims of BP and the myth of responsibility and restoration created in its advertisements.

Treasure Is FL
 
 
Username hidden
(6602 posts)
User Details are only visible to members.
According to the conservatives, anything that doesn't make the rich man richer is evil.

Science leads to understanding; understanding leads to compassion; compassion leads to liberal ideas.

Hazle Township PA
 
 
Username hidden
(6881 posts)
User Details are only visible to members.
God must want kids to die from unsafe drinking water.

Dyer IN
 
 
Username hidden
(450 posts)
User Details are only visible to members.
Scientists are often wrong. In fact, scientific study almost necessitates that most experiments either prove nothing or prove the opposite of what is being sought.

This is how knowledge is built. We not only know what works, we know what doesn't work, and why.

When did we become a nation of people who are proud of their ignorance? Orwell supposed "Ignorance is Strength" would be the paradigm by 1984. Middle of Reagan era, as it turns out.

Flat Rock NC
 
 
Username hidden
(2984 posts)
User Details are only visible to members.
On the April 5th edition of Real Time with Bill Maher, science education activist Zack Kopplin confronted The Wall Street Journal's Stephen Moore over myths about science funding, pointing out that Moore, who questioned the need for funding research on "snail mating habits," is "not a scientist."

As it turns out, the reason actual scientists are conducting this type of research is because snails carry parasitic worms that kill children:

Watch where you jump in for a swim or where your bath water comes from, especially if you live in Africa, Asia or South America. Snails that live in tropical fresh water in these locations are intermediaries between disease-causing parasitic worms and humans.

People in developing countries who don't have access to clean water and good sanitation facilities are often exposed to the infected snails. Then they're left open to the parasitic worms.

The worms' infectious larvae emerge from the snails, cruise in shallow water, easily penetrate human skin and mature in internal organs.

The result is schistosomiasis, the second most socioeconomically devastating disease after malaria. As of 2009, 74 developing nations had identified significant rates of schistosomiasis in human populations.

Moore is not some fringe right-winger. He is the senior economics writer and an editorial board member for The Wall Street Journal. And, while on a nationally televised show, he called for killing a government-funded scientific study while bragging about not understanding the research behind it.

If this sounds familiar, it's because Rush Limbaugh said virtually the same thing on his radio show earlier that day, suggesting that science today is an extension of the Democratic Party.

For conservative media like Moore and Limbaugh, scientific ignorance is a feature, not a glitch. From climate science and polar bears to economics to condoms to social sciences to duck penises, conservative media peddle the same anti-science behavior over and over and over. The logic goes that scientists are inherently biased because they care about science. It's third-rate sophism combined with fourth-rate Luddism.

This is not to say that all scientists are correct just by virtue of them being scientists. Rather, media should respect the scientific method, whereby scientists present arguments with data and rigourously test ideas until a consensus emerges. It's essentially a free market for scientific ideas. Does that sound like something conservatives should be interested in?

{Quoted from Media Matters}

Treasure Is FL
 
 
Username hidden
(6602 posts)
GoTo Page: 1 ... More 
 1 to 5 of 5 
TOPIC: Stephen Moore, Rush Limbaugh, And The Right-Wing War On Science