Republican Scaredy Cats

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  1. Phil Ayesho

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    Well- more science adding to the picture of conservatives as nothing but a bunch of chickens.


    Apparently- traumatic experiences, that results in an increased fear response, ( the basis of PTSD) also tend to skew people toward the conservative.

    Do we want fraidy cats and nervous nellies running the most powerful military in the world?


    And if you are conservative... wouldn't you rather STRIVE to be less fear motivated... more opne to life and new ideas...
    and less likely to, say, bomb the wrong people for the wrong reasons cause your scared of some religious nuts in a cave?
     
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    Now you know Republicans don't believe in Science...
    (Just kidding, folks... no hate mail in this direction PLEASE!)
     
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    Interesting, but a bit generalizing too. I know some people here in N.Y. who's Fight/Flight response's would include a serious HURTING on the 'STARTLER', unless very well known by the 'STARTLEE'. Irregardless of there POLITICS.
     
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    It's no secret the Bush Administration hates science that doesn't fit it's philosophy. Scientific American published an editorial .......


    In February his White House received failing marks in a statement signed by 62 leading scientists, including 20 Nobel laureates, 19 recipients of the National Medal of Science, and advisers to the Eisenhower and Nixon administrations. It begins, "Successful application of science has played a large part in the policies that have made the United States of America the world's most powerful nation and its citizens increasingly prosperous and healthy. Although scientific input to the government is rarely the only factor in public policy decisions, this input should always be weighed from an objective and impartial perspective to avoid perilous consequences.... The administration of George W. Bush has, however, disregarded this principle."

    ......

    But it is increasingly impossible to ignore that this White House disdains
    research that inconveniences it.


    Politech: Scientific American slams Bush for biased science
     
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