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To honor our crossing 30,000 members, I'm tagging +Jeri Ryan who has always been so supportive of our community. Here is a pic of the Original 7 of 9 Borg from Star Trek Voyager.
Quote: Science may lean to the left, but that’s no reason to give progressives who reject it a “free pass”
IF SCIENCE could vote, who would it vote for? Ask scientists, and a clear answer comes back: science leans to the left.
A 2009 survey conducted by Pew Research in the US found that 52 per cent of scientists identified themselves as liberal, and slightly more believed the scientific community as a whole leaned that way. The corresponding figures for conservatism? Just 9 per cent and 2 per cent respectively.
Certainly, some conservatives conspicuously reject those parts of science that clash with their world views - notably evolution, climate change and stem cell research. But this doesn't mean those on the left are automatically and unimpeachably pro-science. In "Lefty nonsense: When progressives wage war on reason", Alex Berezow and Hank Campbell put forward their view that unscientific causes and concerns are just as rife among progressives as conservatives. Conservatives may sometimes be blinkered by their enthusiasm for what they see as moral rectitude, but progressives can be overcome by "back to nature" sentiments on, say, food or the environment.