Thursday, September 8, 2016

"She blinded me with science" — Would that it were so!

"...Believe me."
The Campaign and Science
(Inside Higher Ed)
     Clinton offers detailed plans and pledges to listen to researchers. Trump hasn't offered plans and has questioned scientific consensus on key issues.

Excerpt:
…The Scientific American editorial highlights the concern of many that statements from the Trump campaign have been divorced from facts and evidence in an unprecedented manner and could have a long-lasting impact on national politics. Smith, from AAU, said that this campaign is reflective of long-term trends in Congress…
Global warming is a Chinese plot
Donald Trump’s Lack of Respect for Science Is Alarming
(Scientific American)
...The current presidential race ... is something special. It takes antiscience to previously unexplored terrain. When the major Republican candidate for president has tweeted that global warming is a Chinese plot, threatens to dismantle a climate agreement 20 years in the making and to eliminate an agency that enforces clean air and water regulations, and speaks passionately about a link between vaccines and autism that was utterly discredited years ago, we can only hope that there is nowhere to go but up....

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

What about the Democrat's very serious shortcomings when it comes to science? There were full on (supposed) FBI investigations on Hillary's email and pay to play foundation scandals which employed scientific methods. In the former James Comey stated their findings (quite damning) to Congress but the science was ignored by Comey and Obama's AG because no indictment was brought. The latter was dismissed outright. These are much more serious issues than this dumb, partisan article.

Anonymous said...

Troll alert: 11:04. Species: self-defecating.

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