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Month: September 2012

Progressive thinking and the rise of the anti-science left.

Progressive thinking and the rise of the anti-science left.

When Chris Mooney’s (no relation) book, The Republican War on Science appeared in 2005, the liberal/left applauded. Mooney set out his case about what a menace Republicans were to science. He was right, but I remember thinking at the time, that’s all well and good, but I see much of the same anti-science mindset on the left side of the aisle. I thought to myself, someone should write a book about the anti-science mindset of many in the progressive/liberal/left community….

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The right-to-know doesn’t help if you don’t understand what you know.

The right-to-know doesn’t help if you don’t understand what you know.

There isn’t a day that goes by without some anti-gmo nonsense hitting my mailbox. Here’s the latest. This one is by Wendy Vincent, a writer for the Guilford Patch website:  Walmart and Monsanto: Joining Forces: The retail giant, Walmart, will soon start stocking their shelves with un-labeled, pesticide-laced GMO corn made by Monsanto.  Huh? What? Monsanto has gone into the corn-growing business? No, they haven’t. Does Vincent not understand this or is she being disingenuous and going for the old reliable Everybody Panic!  …

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