Skip to comments.Some data on education, religiosity, ideology, and science comprehension
Posted on 10/18/2013 10:19:45 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee
. . .I've got to confess, though, I found this result surprising. As I pushed the button to run the analysis on my computer, I fully expected I'd be shown a modest negative correlation between identifying with the Tea Party and science comprehension.
But then again, I don't know a single person who identifies with the Tea Party. All my impressions come from watching cable tv -- & I don't watch Fox News very often -- and reading the "paper" (New York Times daily, plus a variety of politics-focused internet sites like Huffington Post & Politico).
I'm a little embarrassed, but mainly I'm just glad that I no longer hold this particular mistaken view.
Of course, I still subscribe to my various political and moral assessments--all very negative-- of what I understand the "Tea Party movement" to stand for. I just no longer assume that the people who happen to hold those values are less likely than people who share my political outlooks to have acquired the sorts of knowledge and dispositions that a decent science comprehension scale measures.
I'll now be much less surprised, too, if it turns out that someone I meet at, say, the Museum of Science in Boston, or the Chabot Space and Science Museum in Oakland, or the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago is part of the 20% (geez-- I must know some of them) who would answer "yes" when asked if he or she identifies with the Tea Party. If the person is there, then it will almost certainly be the case that that he or she & I will agree on how cool the stuff is at the museum, even if we don't agree about many other matters of consequence. . .
(Excerpt) Read more at culturalcognition.net ...
What the fool does not realize is that Science was started to learn about God. As we read books by people to understand them, Scientist like Newton, study science to figure out God. It is the pagans that could care less, because they all seem preoccupied with sex.
Yale survey: Average tea partier has better science comprehension than general population
The worst part of this? He has no intention of allowing this to effect his belief or actions. So what was the point of the study?
It reads like baloney.
Boy, you nailed it.
What a hoot! What an admission!
He updates (with another update at the conclusion of his post that is interesting).
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