When it comes to the U.S. political right, it often appears that the opposition to science-and reason in general-is everywhere. From climate change denial to anti-evolutionism; from debt ceiling denial to, that’s right, incandescent light bulb availability denial; conservatives today have plenty to answer for.
Fortunately, some conservatives know it. And given how much he has blasted the “Republican War on Science” in the past, on this show Chris Mooney wanted to hear their take.
I finally got around to this one—I think Chris is doing a great job bringing in a variety of guests and topics.
Like the speakers I became a Republican back in the 70s when it was the ‘left’ that was anti-science and less reality-based.
The speakers brought up post-modernism and ‘new age mysticism’——these are not ‘conservative’ anti-science examples—-
I think the speakers might have argued for a clearer distinction between the poles of “left-wing” and “right-wing” where in both cases the facts are interpreted to fit the ideology.
The middle ground of conservative and liberal should include those who are open to reason, debate, and logical arguments.
We don’t hear from reality-based conservatives and need more folks like these guys.