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Old 10-17-2013, 12:51 PM
 
Location: Old Bellevue, WA
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Yale Professor's Surprising Discovery: Tea Party Supporters More Scientifically Literate | Independent Journal Review

Tea Partiers were more scientifically literate than the general populace, and as compared with other categories of conservatives. The articles I see out there do not say how liberals came out, but I'll see if I can track that down.
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Old 10-17-2013, 01:11 PM
 
Location: Calgary, AB
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I wonder how much of this comes from right-wingers reading their blogs that tell them scientists whose findings contradict Republican lies. I'd be willing to bet the average right-wing denialist knows more about climatology than a non-******. They don't believe any of it because it's not in agreement with declarations made by the likes of Inhofe and Limbaugh, but they're aware of it.

I bet creationists know more about evolutionary biology than the average non-****** as well, for similar reasons. To declare something a lie you need to be aware of its existence first.
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Old 10-17-2013, 01:13 PM
 
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People sure "hate" them on here and I think it is odd when these people also preach tolerance... but then again, they make good scapegoats for Liberals and Republicans.... I have nothing against them... anyone who wants to speak their minds is welcomed to it...
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Old 10-17-2013, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles County, CA
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Typical, instead of attacking the study, the liberals here attack an organization and personalities.

Liberals, if you are so sure that the results of this study are inaccurate, then present a rational and logical critique, ideally including some empirical data that lends credence to your opposing viewpoint.

Any takers?
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Old 10-17-2013, 01:17 PM
 
Location: Rational World Park
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Yep, some tea-partiers are scientifically literate and completely insane at the same time.

Last edited by Ibginnie; 10-17-2013 at 02:05 PM.. Reason: hot linking
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Old 10-17-2013, 01:20 PM
 
Location: FL
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So they're watching Star Trek reruns while downing a cold one, cleaning their guns in the double wide...big deal.
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Old 10-17-2013, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles County, CA
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So they're watching Star Trek reruns while downing a cold one, cleaning their guns in the double wide...big deal.
Sorry, Harrier couldn't understand you - he doesn't speak Klingon - and Mr. Spock would say that your post was quite illogical.
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Old 10-17-2013, 01:27 PM
 
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Interesting. Here is a link to the researchers comments:

www.culturalcognition.net - Cultural Cognition Blog
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Old 10-17-2013, 01:31 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Yale Professor's Surprising Discovery: Tea Party Supporters More Scientifically Literate | Independent Journal Review

Tea Partiers were more scientifically literate than the general populace, and as compared with other categories of conservatives. The articles I see out there do not say how liberals came out, but I'll see if I can track that down.
That is actually pretty scary. It is one thing to just not know much about certain things. It is quite another to know and refuse to believe it anyway.
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Old 10-17-2013, 01:51 PM
 
Location: Calgary, AB
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Typical, instead of attacking the study, the liberals here attack an organization and personalities.

Liberals, if you are so sure that the results of this study are inaccurate, then present a rational and logical critique, ideally including some empirical data that lends credence to your opposing viewpoint.

Any takers?
From the researcher's comments.

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In this dataset, I found that there is a small correlation (r = -0.05, p = 0.03) between the science comprehension measure and a left-right political outlook measure, Conservrepub, which aggregates liberal-conservative ideology and party self-identification. The sign of the correlation indicates that science comprehension decreases as political outlooks move in the rightward direction--i.e., the more "liberal" and "Democrat," the more science comprehending.

www.culturalcognition.net - Cultural Cognition Blog

So it turns out that science comprehension decreases as political outlooks move in the rightward direction. Hmmm. Watts up with that?
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