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  1. #1 Yale Professor: Tea party members know more science than non-tea partiers. 
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    The poor professor seems to have been knocked off his pins!

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    A finding in a study on the relationship between science literacy and political ideology surprised the Yale professor behind it: Tea party members know more science than non-tea partiers.

    Yale law professor Dan Kahan posted on his blog this week that he analyzed the responses of more than 2,000 American adults recruited for another study and found that, on average, people who leaned liberal were more science literate than those who leaned conservative.

    However, those who identified as part of the tea party movement were actually better versed in science than those who didnít, Kahan found. The findings met the conventional threshold of statistical significance, the professor said.

    Kahan wrote that not only did the findings surprise him, they embarrassed him.

    ďIíve got to confess, though, I found this result surprising. As I pushed the button to run the analysis on my computer, I fully expected Iíd be shown a modest negative correlation between identifying with the Tea Party and science comprehension,Ē Kahan wrote.

    ďBut then again, I donít know a single person who identifies with the tea party,Ē he continued. ďAll my impressions come from watching cable tv ó & I donít watch Fox News very often ó and reading the Ďpaperí (New York Times daily, plus a variety of politics-focused Internet sites like Huffington Post and POLITICO). Iím a little embarrassed, but mainly, Iím just glad that I no longer hold this particular mistaken view.Ē


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    What an Ivory Tower asshole. Wonder what his DU name is???
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    What a shock that he would have that prejudice It's alive and well with the progresives down here. They sneer at conservatives and have a deeply felt belief that they are far superior. To say it's insulting is putting it mildly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SaintLouieWoman View Post
    What a shock that he would have that prejudice It's alive and well with the progresives down here. They sneer at conservatives and have a deeply felt belief that they are far superior. To say it's insulting is putting it mildly.
    I don't think that most people equate Tea Partier with Conservative. I think that "conservative" generally brings to mind William F Buckley or Ronald Reagan while "tea partier" is associated with a different and less intellectual sort.

    Be that as it may, this man is confessing his surprise rather than 'norming" or "weighting" his results to produce the desired opinion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SarasotaRepub View Post
    What an Ivory Tower asshole. Wonder what his DU name is???
    I wonder if he is going to change his opinion based on his experience, and if so, how long he'll get to stay in the ivory tower.

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    I don't think that most people equate Tea Partier with Conservative. I think that "conservative" generally brings to mind William F Buckley or Ronald Reagan while "tea partier" is associated with a different and less intellectual sort.

    Be that as it may, this man is confessing his surprise rather than 'norming" or "weighting" his results to produce the desired opinion.
    Yes, but why is it associated with a less intellectual sort (and remember that Ronald Reagan was considered a dunce by the left)? The professor who conducted the study shows the bias, which he gained from constant media reports on the Tea Party, which were relentlessly negative. His opinions were shaped by lies spread by a corrupt, partisan media that created and perpetuates a demonstrably false meme of ignorance, racism and stupidity among conservatives of all stripes, not just Tea Partiers. This is why incompetent, corrupt Democrats get a pass and honorable, capable Republicans cannot get elected. It's why Democrats have no fear of their policies failing, because any failure will be attributed to Republicans or ignored, and why Republicans can no longer have any hope of compromise with intransigent Democrats.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Odysseus View Post
    Yes, but why is it associated with a less intellectual sort .... ?
    Gleen Beck, baseball caps, motor homes, NASCAR jackets, age, fried snickers bars, tail gate parties, guys who show up at rallies wearing pseudo SWAT attire and weapons. Right or wrong, these things and combinations of these things are associated with being a bit simple.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Odysseus View Post
    .......... honorable, capable Republicans cannot get elected. I
    Honorable Republicans can't get elected because they insist on pandering to religious nuts who vote for other religious nuts in the primaries and then declare the winners to be RINO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Odysseus View Post
    Yes, but why is it associated with a less intellectual sort
    People who profess to believe that the world was created in 6 days a mere thousands of years ago by a god who in the minds of most people looks remarkably like Zeus tend to leave one with the impression that science is not their strong suit.
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