6% of Scientists are Republican - not exactly accurate

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    Public Praises Science; Scientists Fault Public, Media: Section 4: Scientists, Politics and Religion - Pew Research Center for the People & the Press

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    97% of scientists say we evolved. That would mean half the Republican scientists are included.

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    A lot of disagreement between scientists and the public. Republicans are winning!

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    Public Praises Science; Scientists Fault Public, Media: About the Survey - Pew Research Center for the People & the Press

    Scientists surveyed were from the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

    excluding those who were not based in the United States or whose membership type identified them as primary or secondary-level educators.

    That means that teachers were excluded. Teachers voted overwhelmingly Democrat. So the actual percentage of Republicans who are scientists could be much less.
     
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    84% of our best educated types say the world is getting warmer because of human activity.
    I think I will have to lean with them.
     
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    When you still believe the earth is flat it is sorta hard to be open minded enough to be on the 'light side.' ;)


    "The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance - it is the illusion of knowledge." Daniel J. Boorstin
     
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    If we evolved from monkeys and apes, why have monkeys and apes stopped "evolving"?

    Can you site one single laboratory experiment that shows how a doubling or tripling of CO2 can causes a measurable increase in temperature? Hell, quadruple it. Show me where a single lab experiment where an atmosphere of 1000/ppm CO2 causes a greater than 1 degree increase in temperature.
     
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    Or, here's a concept: if the science indicates that the world is getting warmer (as studying the climate is a science), I'll lean on that.

    There is nothing scientific about deciding science by a poll.
     
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    Scientists also say we are in a solar output lull cycle. And when that is over we will really see global warming.

    I find it hard to believe that with the millions of barrels of oil we burn daily and the coal that we burn and the forests we clear that we are not having an impact on our earth.
     
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    We didn't evolve from monkeys and apes. Primates evolved from a common ancestor.

    You must have been asleep in science class. Or maybe when you were picking your nose you stabbed your brain? That could explain so much.
     
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    [Empphasis added] That's fine. Believe as you wish. Science is not about beliefs, though. That's what religion is for.
     
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    Is that what happened to you?
     
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