How important is science to you in choosing a candidate?

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    Is it important to you that your candidate's beliefs are compatible with the scientific ideas you embrace?

    I don't think I could vote for someone who believed the earth to be less than 10,000 years old.

    However, I will be voting for someone who appears to believe that Native Americans are primarily descended from Israelites despite DNA evidence to the contrary. Of course, besides "little" things like that, Mormons are generally pretty accepting of modern science, so I don't feel any great concern that Romney's religious beliefs would trump science in a way which would interfere with his ability to govern.

    Where do you draw your lines?
     
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    I think if it was something to do with religion, I'd be more willing to shrug it off.. However I think if it was something off the wall and obviously false it would give me serious pause.
     
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    Those who tend to vote against conservative politicians rarely, if ever, are faced with this dilemma.

    Otherwise, the human capacity for rationalization is infinite.
     
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    Harry Reid?
     
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    Nice example. Thanks.
     
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    Does Mark Pryor (D-Arkansas) count as a conservative?
     
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    The problem here is that the GOP as a whole have embraced and anti-science stance concerning a major problem that is already having serious consequences. That is global warming. We will be paying higher food prices this winter because of the effect of what we put in the atmosphere 30 years ago. That, for us, is an inconveniance. For those in many third world nations, it means watching their children starve.

    I simply cannot vote for those that prefer fairy tales over reality.
     
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    You mean like Obama...? What did he just go to church just to help get votes but not believe anything he heard, even all the racist stuff?
     
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    Global warming is not science, it's opinion at best.
    I listened to a guy who writes books about it on NPR, I went into it with an open mind seeing as Global warming is not an issue I care much about and all he did was lie, tell fractions of stories and make up excuses as to why every single prediction he and others have made to date have been miserably wrong.... Then he tells us how the world will be destroyed in 100 years yet he can't explain why Global warming has slowed incredibly in the last 30 years when asked. His answer was "we just don't know." Yet he wants to be taken seriously. That's not science.


    If Global warming due to man is real I have no issue with accepting it. But being able to prove it if far different that just making the claim and so far that is all they have, claims.


    They even went over what you talked about, how will it affect crops… Here’s a question, is climate 100% the same as it was in 1920 as it was in let’s say 1810? Or how about 1920 to 1650? Or 1920 to the year 123? How did all of these plants exist!!!!!??!!!?? “Warmers” are as about anti evolution and science as it gets. They need to deal with the fact that the world changes, it always has, from day to day, season to season, year to year. Getting upset because on march 15th of last year it was 65 degrees and clear skies and today on March 15 it's 53 degrees and raining is pretty dumb.
     
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    What exactly does science have to do with political leadership anyway? I mean i want someone as based in the truth as humanly possible, but how many Presidents have been scientists or even leaders in the scientific community?

    I think character matters much more than science. Ideas are more important to. I have no problem if a leader believes the earth is flat if, when provided with additional evidence, realize they are wrong and change positions.

    I dont need to know how exactly nuclear physics works to think it's a good area to pursue knowledge.
     

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