Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Why do they hate science so?

Anne Applebaum on why she and other independents are repulsed by the McCain/Palin ticket:
It's not his campaign, disjointed though that's been, that finally repulses me; it's his rapidly deteriorating, increasingly anti-intellectual, no longer even recognizably conservative Republican Party.
And Christopher Hitchens on the McCain/Palin contempt for scientific research:
This is what the Republican Party has done to us this year: It has placed within reach of the Oval Office a woman who is a religious fanatic and a proud, boastful ignoramus. Those who despise science and learning are not anti-elitist. They are morally and intellectually slothful people who are secretly envious of the educated and the cultured. And those who prate of spiritual warfare and demons are not just "people of faith" but theocratic bullies. On Nov. 4, anyone who cares for the Constitution has a clear duty to repudiate this wickedness and stupidity.
Eight years of an anti-science, anti-intellectual agenda is too much already.