Thursday, January 24, 2013

SciAm: Liberals! War! Science!

The Liberals' War on Science: Scientific American: The left's war on science begins with the stats cited above: 41 percent of Democrats are young Earth creationists, and 19 percent doubt that Earth is getting warmer. These numbers do not exactly bolster the common belief that liberals are the people of the science book. In addition, consider “cognitive creationists”—whom I define as those who accept the theory of evolution for the human body but not the brain.
 This terrible article - again with the false-equivalence and false-dichotomy: Left and Right engaged in an otherwise equal ideological tug of war. Of course, "Democrats=Liberals", as these are simply a monolithic entity devoid of any nuance. At least he admitted to inventing "cognitive creationists" to describe a thing that didn't exist until it needed to for the purposes of fake equivalence in his article.

SciAm should be ashamed for posting this tripe under their banner.

Their web design says their not ashamed at all.


garret said...

I was going to mention this to you. In doing some background work for my response to you on GM foods, I've discovered that SciAm seems to be allowing unvetted, BS sources to publish under their banner. Nearly Mercola-quality - and you know what I mean by that.

Sadly, it looks like SciAm is no longer a place to trust on its face.