1. We political addicts live on the battlefront. There is a progressive army whose weapons are seductive, but fallacious, seemingly logical arguments. Round after round they fire, and, having the media support, convince the uninformed due to the overwhelming numbers who are repeating the same comments, over and over. Perhaps it helps to recognize the different battalions: sensationalizing-media, climate-hawk bloggers, anti-religion fanatics, political think-tankers. 2. Progressives regularly claim that it is their beliefs that are based on science, and that conservatives are anti-science .even claiming that progressivism and science are one and the same, or they may conflate technological progress with political progressivism. a. Far-Leftists at the Center for American Progress have a website called Science Progress They claim: Through this work we are building piece by piece the progressive narrative of science and technology policy. b. The phrase science progress is, arguably, a bit awkward. It reminds us that we are the inheritors of the Enlightenments confidence in the possibility of improving the human conditiona possibility predicated on values of individual freedom, social equality, and democratic solidarity, Time for Science to Reclaim Its Progressive Roots c. Science .individual freedom .and social equality? Exactly which part of the scientific method validates social justice? It seems that if one disagrees with their politics, one must be anti-science. QED. 3. Doesnt is seem that applying to social justice involves morality? Science has nothing to do with morality. a. Just who has imposed on the suffering human race poison gas, barbed wire, high explosives, experiments in eugenics, the formula for Zyklon B, heavy artillery, pseudo-scientiﬁc justiﬁcations for mass murder, cluster bombs, attack submarines, napalm, inter continental ballistic missiles, military space platforms, and nuclear weapons? Berlinski, The Devils Delusion. That would be science, wouldnt it? 4. Lets take a look at who is anti-science: 93 % of scientists acknowledge the necessity of animal research, as do 62 % of Republicans, but only 48% of Democrats. Section 5: Evolution, Climate Change and Other Issues | Pew Research Center for the People and the Press a. Nuclear power plants? 70 % of scientists favor, as do 62 % of Republicans, but only 45% of Democrats Ibid. b. The National Academy of Sciences found that genetically engineered food is safe. So say more Republicans (48%) than Democrats (42%) Who?s More Anti-Science: Republicans or Democrats? - Reason.com 5. Republicans are more scientifically literate than Democrats or independents are with respect to belief in astrology, the need for control groups, probability, antibiotics, exposure to radioactivity .Check out the list at: The Audacious Epigone: Republicans are more scientifically literate than Democrats or independents are a. Razib Khan reanalyzed the data and found that conservatives and liberals are roughly equal in their knowledge of science, but that both are more knowledgeable than moderates. Berezow and Campbell, Science Left Behind, p. 212. So .Republicans/conservatives less science literate or knowledgeable? Hardly. But do Democrats/liberals win the decibel battle ..seems likely.