Hilarious: Republicans say 6% statistically impossible

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    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/08/science/08tier.html?_r=2

    It was identified by Jonathan Haidt, a social psychologist at the University of Virginia who studies the intuitive foundations of morality and ideology. He polled his audience at the San Antonio Convention Center, starting by asking how many considered themselves politically liberal. A sea of hands appeared, and Dr. Haidt estimated that liberals made up 80 percent of the 1,000 psychologists in the ballroom. When he asked for centrists and libertarians, he spotted fewer than three dozen hands. And then, when he asked for conservatives, he counted a grand total of three.

    “This is a statistically impossible lack of diversity,” Dr. Haidt concluded, noting polls showing that 40 percent of Americans are conservative and 20 percent are liberal.

    He "concluded, but presents no evidence. In fact, check out this one student who is basically saying, "They would laugh at my conclusions so why try?":

    I avoid the topic of politics around work,” one student wrote. “Given what I’ve read of the literature, I am certain any research I conducted in political psychology would provide contrary findings and, therefore, go unpublished. Although I think I could make a substantial contribution to the knowledge base, and would be excited to do so, I will not.”

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    Intercollegiate Studies Institute

    I was checking out what science conservative schools teach. Now come on people. How can you insist that there must be more than 6% of scientists who are Republican when you attend such, I hate to use the word, "schools"?

    If you want a real hoot, check out, "Liberty".

    Creation Studies - Official Page - Liberty University

    The Creation Studies minor

    The minor in creation studies provides a flexible program with a broad training in scientific disciplines that relate to origins as well as the Bible. Students in science or non-science majors can benefit from the in depth study of creation and evolution.

    The Creation Studies Minor is 20 hours and classes include CRST 290 and 390, as well as BIBL 410.

    The student will be able to:

    Demonstrate a consistent, biblical worldview regarding origins
    Explain key scientific evidences and arguments used to support the theory of evolution as well as difficulties with the theory
    Provide scientific and biblical arguments in support of creation.

    PURPOSE

    The purpose of the Center for Creation Studies is to promote the development of a consistent biblical view of origins in our students. The Center seeks to equip students to defend their faith in the creation account in Genesis using science, reason, and the Scriptures.

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    At some point, the "anti science" and "war on reason" nonsense has to stop. It's too damaging to the country.
     
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    If there are "conservative" schools does that mean there are "liberal" schools.

    You can whine all day long rdean, it does not change the fact that the guy you just called a Republican is actually an expert on morality and politics, and has actually published articles saying things a lot like what you say.

    Larry J. Sabato's Crystal Ball » What is wrong with those Tea Partiers?

    Newsflash rdean, even liberals think you are an idiot.
     
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    That's hilarious. You use a post from a guy who says:

    Obama is a socialist fascist communist statist Muslim whose healthcare “reform” would destroy the world’s greatest healthcare system and force Americans to wait in long lines so that their medical requests could be reviewed by death panels.

    And the guy takes the statement seriously. Funny.

    I love it when right wingers talk "morals". This is a group that wants to "end abortion" and then turns heartlessly cold once the kid is born.

    Even Right Wing Republican Andre Bauer is against abortion, but says, "Feed the poor and they'll BREED".

    Insurance companies ARE "death panels" and are supported 100% by the Republican base, many of whom either can't afford HC or have gone bankrupt trying to pay medical bills.

    Nothing more laughable than right wingers "teaching morals". Hey, don't you have an abortion to stop? A school lunch for children getting only one good meal a day to phase out? A war to start? Some oil company to apologize to? I bet you do.
     
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    I know you did not read the rest of the article I linked, but you could have at least read the quote I posted.

    The guy is a lfet winger talking about ethics, and he is pointing out the blatant bias that he sees in himself and his profession. Yet, in your world, this somehow makes him a right wign Republican.

    By the way, that law you like so much supports the insurance companies a lot more than Republicans ever did. Why do you think they lobbied so hard for it, and contributed so much to Democrats?
     
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    They lobbied for it and contributed so much to Democrats? How much?

    The reason the law made an attempt to include everyone was because Republicans defeated a public option. The more people who belong, the more the cost is spread out. Currently, people who use emergency rooms for HC cost 10 to hundreds of times as much. This cost goes to the local taxpayers which means hospitals shut down and then poor people are left with nothing. Which, according to Andre Bauer, means they won't "breed". Especially if you starve them. But AFTER that women is forced to give birth. Nice.

    This thread is about Republicans who hate education and are anti science.
     
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    No, the thread is about your misconception that the social scientists who is talking about the statistical impossibility represented by the dearth of Republicans in his field is a Republican.
     
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    A "statistical impossibility" he "concludes" because it just "can't be right". It just can't be.

    Only, it is. Read what right wingers and Republicans ON THIS VERY SITE say about science and scientists. That is all you need to do.

    The real question is why would anyone think there would be more than 6%? That, I don't get at all.

    Hey, have you ever checked out the curriculum from those Christian Universities? Not the Catholic ones, but the ones like "Liberty" and "Bob Jones"? They don't teach "science". They teach "Natural Science". Stuff like, "Bees pollinate flowers" and "plants have chlorophyll". Stuff you learn in "secondary school" or as some refer to it, "Junior High".
     
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    6% of Republicans are unemployed
     
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    And the vast majority of the ones that are employed, owe that employment to "scientists, engineers and the educated". Odd that.
     
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    6% of Republicans have been on welfare
     

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