[to which you replied] Then I'd say that the anti-intellectual left has achieved its purpose.
Hmmm...I must disagree. Is it not well established that most major universities are replete with leftist professors?
Further, wasn't one of physics' icons, the late Carl Sagan (currently a resident of Hades, in my estimation), an avowed anti-Reagan leftist?
Isn't Steven Hawking a bit of a Clintonista?
Sorry, no one of that name is or was an icon of physics.