What's the difference between liberal science and conservative science

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    I've read complaints from those on the right that colleges and universities are liberally slanted and brainwash our kids.

    That "mystical creation" should be taken seriously because of the vast amount of "evidence", which of course is "suppressed".

    Evolution is the foundation science for biology, botany and physiology, but most conservatives say that's wrong.

    So the question becomes, for colleges and universities to become hotbeds or right wing ideology, what would have to change. What would they have to teach "different"?

    How would that especially affect "science"?
     
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    Only "scientists" want to teach one theory exclusively.
     
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    There can't be liberal science, or conservative science. There are facts, and reasonable interpretations of observations. Some of which are annoying.

    However, all scientists are human, have needs, large numbers of them work in colleges for the state and know which side their bread is buttered on.

    What is annoying is when people use their authority in one area to to claim authority in another, where they are clueless. Or what is worse, use their authority of the grade to push other agendas.

    And I remember one goofy lib teacher in high school who sent my name in to the vice principal as skipping class when I was able to point out where she got her facts backwards in a political rant (outside the purview of the class)
     
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    Neither are scientists, Hairnet. They're political activists. Scientists do not listen to politics, they listen to data.
     
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    Yep..and that would be the "science" theory.
     
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    :lol:

    Science is the observation of the physical world.

    That basically begins and ends it.
     
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    For scientists who value scientific integrity, there is no difference. Those who encourage the politization of science think there is a difference.
     
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    Why would scientists choose one political party over another?
     
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    I find myself not giving a shit to what party they belong. It's irrelevant to the science.
     
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    I suppose the same reason a taxi driver, or a fireman, or a CEO would... because he agrees with one party's platform more than another. It's really not that complicated, except perhaps for knuckle dragging elitists. :lol:
     
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