Great Supporters of Science over Faith, Except When They're Not

Democrats are great public supporters of science over faith (e.g. stem cell research, evolution) except when the science is economics and one's faith is in government.

  • http://hertzlinger.blogspot.com Joseph Hertzlinger

    They're also willing to make exceptions for nuclear physics and investigations into evolutionary psychology.

  • spencer

    Apparently it is not easy to convince McClain either.

  • Dr. T

    I agree with Spencer and add that McCain is not the only Republican politician who is ignorant and apparently unteachable about economics. President Bush should be near the top of the list that would also include dozens of Senators and Representatives.

  • Anonymous

    The debate over stem cell research is not an example of faith ignoring science. The issue is the source of the stem cells not the research itself.

  • tribal elder

    "The debate over stem cell research is not an example of faith ignoring science. The issue is the source of the stem cells not the research itself."

    Poster is mistaken. The debate is about who is going to pay for it. If embryonic stem cell research was viewed as promising by the medical/drug industry, there'd be no need for federal funding.

    I suspect federal funding for stem cell research is welfare for cell biologists.