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    Filed at 8:39 am under by dcobranchi

    This Op/Extra column in the NYT is worth a read. It summarizes, I think, quite well what’s happened to me and my colleagues over the last decade or so. Science is, by nature, apolitical. And well into the ’90s scientists were relatively non-partisan. Politics and science seemed to live in separate universes. And then the Republicans declared war on science and rationality. And now they’ve lost us forever.

    UPDATE: P. Z. Myers has a post up on a related topic.

    2 Responses to “THE PARTY OF YESTERDAY”

    Comment by
    October 26th, 2008
    at 2:31 pm

    I thought this line was quite impactful.

    “Whatever else history may say about me when I’m gone,” said Reagan, “I hope it will record that I appealed to your best hopes, not your worst fears.”

    Which candidate today is appealing to our highest hopes, and which is appealing to our worst fears?

    Comment by
    JJ Ross
    October 26th, 2008
    at 3:07 pm

    Bravo! (both of you)