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Sun Oct 20, 2013, 07:05 PM

A Yale professor's study show Teabaggers have slightly more knowledge of science....

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than other groups. Proving once and for all that the teaparty are MORONS.
http://www.politico.com/story/2013/10/tea-party-science-98488.html

A bunch of privileged, white, middle class men who are lucky enough to get a good education but too stupid to believe what they learned.

It just goes to show...you can give a Jack Ass an education but you cannot make him think.
http://publicreligion.org/research/2011/09/climate-change-evolution-2012/#.UmQ-o_y3sYE.email
The chart below clearly shows that the Tea party members do not believe in science fact.

<a href=".html" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" alt=" photo PRRI-EvolutionClimatechange_zps908a0846.jpg"/></a>

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Reply A Yale professor's study show Teabaggers have slightly more knowledge of science.... (Original post)
Walk away Oct 2013 OP
rainy Oct 2013 #1
Walk away Oct 2013 #3
brewens Oct 2013 #11
Curmudgeoness Oct 2013 #2
whistler162 Oct 2013 #4
Walk away Oct 2013 #6
Coyotl Oct 2013 #5
Walk away Oct 2013 #9
Tigress DEM Oct 2013 #12
YoungDemCA Oct 2013 #14
Tigress DEM Oct 2013 #15
BelgianMadCow Oct 2013 #16
YoungDemCA Oct 2013 #18
4bucksagallon Oct 2013 #7
Dark n Stormy Knight Oct 2013 #20
treestar Oct 2013 #8
Turbineguy Oct 2013 #10
seattle15 Oct 2013 #13
YoungDemCA Oct 2013 #17
petronius Oct 2013 #19
Wounded Bear Oct 2013 #21

Response to Walk away (Original post)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 07:24 PM

1. Did you mean less? And is the link right?

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Response to rainy (Reply #1)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 07:42 PM

3. I added some links...

This study is all over the internet. Teabaggers are crowing. I thought I would address it with another study that points out that baggers may have studied science and remember what they were taught but...they stupidly don't believe science!

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Response to Walk away (Reply #3)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 09:27 PM

11. I suspect that quite a few participating in the survey answered opposite of

what they know to be fact. They know about evolution but will deny it if they think there is some advantage to that. Quite a few in Congress posing to be religious do.

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Response to Walk away (Original post)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 07:24 PM

2. At first, I thought WTF when I looked at that chart.

I cannot believe that so few people believe that living things evolve over time. Incredible. But then I look at who did this survey, and I figure that people who are apathetic or opposed to religion would probably choose not to participate in this poll.

I want to ask those people who do not believe in evolution if they believe that there are superbugs. Do we have a problem with drug-resistant bacteria? I use this all the time, and get a lot of stuttering, or that bacteria are not the same as animals. No, they aren't...they go through a life cycle in 20 minutes or so, and we can watch generations in the course of one day instead of years.

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Response to Walk away (Original post)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 07:44 PM

4. So what is your doctorate in?

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Response to whistler162 (Reply #4)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 07:47 PM

6. I don't have a doctorate. Did I imply that I did?

Maybe you agree with the good doctor from Yale and teabaggers are smarter than the rest of us.

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Response to Walk away (Original post)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 07:44 PM

5. The chart says exactly the opposite of the OP.

 

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Response to Coyotl (Reply #5)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 07:54 PM

9. I'm sorry it's hard to understand. That is my point.

Teabaggers are calling themselves scientifically intelligent because of the study.

The chart is another study showing they don't believe in science.

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Response to Walk away (Reply #9)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 09:32 PM

12. The 3R's. They know the answers expected in a test. Memorization.

Still, Reading, wRiting and aRithmatic don't teach you HOW to think in their world. You are given the right and wrong answers and memorize who wants which answer to move you ahead.

Others whose education is broader based and more challenging learn HOW to think critically and decide for yourself based on evidence at hand and tools available to measure.

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Response to Tigress DEM (Reply #12)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 09:36 PM

14. Yep. And that is a major part of the reason...

 

...why so many right-wingers are suspicious of education beyond the "three Rs"...can't expose the "common" folk to "dangerous ideas" like critical thinking, etc.

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Response to YoungDemCA (Reply #14)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 09:39 PM

15. But there is a certain intelligence to knowing both sides of the argument.

Even if it's only superficial and for the reason of tearing it apart.


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Response to YoungDemCA (Reply #14)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 09:40 PM

16. can't expose the "common" folk to "dangerous ideas" like critical thinking, etc.

Well then somebody has done a good job exposing you to dangerous ideas
If you're an example of a young dem, there is hope, judging by your OPs!



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Response to BelgianMadCow (Reply #16)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 09:47 PM

18. Haha, thanks!

 

Appreciate it!

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Response to Walk away (Original post)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 07:49 PM

7. One study does not prove anything.

Anymore than this one.
http://www.livescience.com/18132-intelligence-social-conservatism-racism.html
Even though I enjoy posting it to get knee jerk reactions and even some so outraged they got banned for their outbursts, yes my guilty pleasure. Yet still only one study doesn't mean that much.

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Response to 4bucksagallon (Reply #7)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 11:51 PM

20. "Nonetheless, there is reason to believe that strict right-wing ideology

might appeal to those who have trouble grasping the complexity of the world."

Might? Lol.

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Response to Walk away (Original post)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 07:51 PM

8. I do know older people who got advanced degrees a long time ago

In science. But after years of retirement, they've forgotten a lot about it. And the big danger is they think they know everything about everything else.

I was talking to my uncle and father one evening, and they were arguing that some doctor didn't do the right thing in the uncle's case. I said the doctor has a degree in medicine and experience. They actually insisted that they know their own body and therefore know more than the doctor and should tell him what to do! And they weren't lacking in education. It was just a long time ago. And sciences you can possibly understand without having any wisdom.

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Response to Walk away (Original post)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 08:24 PM

10. Now that makes perfect sense.

in the upside-down world of the conservative, the lowest score is the best result. If you know something that their belief system denies, then you are a moron.

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Response to Walk away (Original post)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 09:33 PM

13. What a biased load of crap

 

Can we get that professor fired?

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Response to Walk away (Original post)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 09:47 PM

17. The only reason Tea Party supporters might score above average is because of SES

 

Tea Partiers, after all, are-on average-wealthier and have higher educational attainment (note: this does NOT necessarily mean they are better educated) than the general population.

Keep in mind, though, the "general population" includes a lot of lower-status and less well-off groups that vote Democratic (the very poor, many racial and ethnic minorities) or don't vote at all. The Tea Party doesn't have such "undesirables".

The take-away is that a group that largely consists of middle-class white Americans is going to skew a bit higher on basic science scores than the general population. When you get beyond the "average" or "somewhat above average" to the "significantly above average", however, liberals-who correlate highly with high or very high educational attainment, ie post-graduate degrees-significantly outnumber conservatives.

A solid majority of voters with post-graduate degrees voted for Obama in 2008 and 2012.

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Response to Walk away (Original post)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 09:57 PM

19. That's a very interesting blog (Prof. Kahan seems to object to calling it a "study"),

but one bit that struck me as particularly intriguing - and a valuable warning - was this:

But because they are like everyone else, these high "science comprehending" tea-party members will be more likely to display politically biased misinterpretations of empirical data than people who display a lower "science comprehension" apptitude. The greater their capacity to engage in analytical thinking, the more systematically they will use that capacity to ferret out evidence congenial to their predispositions and block out and rationalize away everything else.

Moreover, because others who share their values very sensibly rely on them when trying to keep up with what’s known to science, these high science-comprehending tea-party members -- just like high science-comprehending "Democrats" and "Republicans'" and "libertarians" and "socialists" et al.-- will play a principal role in transmitting the reason-effacing pathogens that pervade our polluted science communication environment.

http://www.culturalcognition.net/blog/2013/10/19/congratulations-tea-party-members-you-are-just-as-vulnerable.html

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Response to Walk away (Original post)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 11:57 PM

21. ...than a gerbil....on acid. nt

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