The Republicans’ war on science and reason

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    The Republicans’ war on science and reason - The Washington Post


    Last month, Washington Post columnist Steve Pearlstein wrote that if you wanted to come up with a bumper sticker that defined the Republican Party’s platform it would be this: “Repeal the 20th century. Vote GOP.” With their unrelenting attempts to slash Social Security, end Medicare and Medicaid and destroy the social safety net, Republicans are, indeed, on a quest of reversal. But they have set their sights on an even bolder course than Pearlstein acknowledges in his column: It’s not just the 20th century they have targeted for repeal; it’s the 18th and 19th too.

    The 18th century was defined, in many ways, by the Enlightenment, a philosophical movement based on the idea that reason, rational discourse and the advancement of knowledge, were the critical pillars of modern life. The leaders of the movement inspired the thinking of Charles Darwin, Thomas Jefferson and Ben Franklin; its tenets can be found in the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution. But more than 200 years later, those basic tenets — the very notion that facts and evidence matter — are being rejected, wholesale, by the 21st-century Republican Party.



    I never understood this obsession to deny and distort the reality of science.
     
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    Cool! Another fictitious 'war' from the left.
     
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    Wow the WaPost hates Republicans.

    Never thought I'd live to see the day when a steady, reliable ally like the WaPost would turn against us.

    I guess we had it coming what with our hatred for science and our war on wimmen and chillun
     
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    The left have become such contortionists...but then they love 'circuses'...
     
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    They lost the war on women so they have to have ssomething to talk about besides obama's dismal record.
     
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    Tell me the Republican positions of global warming/climate change? Do they believe it or not believe it? Romney is the instigator of fictitious wars, like his false accusation waging war against women, :rolleyes:
     
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    Keep stretching Basshole...you're looking quite pathetic today.
     
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    Nice ad-hominem attack, the Bass loves watching Republitards mke jackasses out of themselves by attacking what they can't refute.
     
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    I think they are just trying to accuse us of things they like doing hoping it will stick if they yell long enough.
     
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    Just more proof of their divide and conquer strategy.

    This is the dumbest yet thus far tho
     

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