Oxymoron of the day: "Conservative scientist"

The Pew Research Center for the People & the Press surveyed 2,533 scientists and 2,000 non-scientists. It found that scientists overwhelmingly consider themselves liberals and Democrats:

23% of the public — but only 6% of scientists — call themselves “Republican.”

37% of the public — but only 9% of scientists — consider themselves “conservative.”

Apparently, using your brain to study facts for a living protects against the insanity of voting Republican.

It’s a shame education has been so severely dumbed down in America that many Americans can’t (or don’t) study the facts and draw conclusions independent of what corporate mouthpieces/blowhards like Limbaugh, Hannity and Coulter tell them to believe.

Posted by James on Monday, July 13, 2009