I sometimes despair of the people who claim to love science and then turn their back on real science when it makes a meaningful contribution to the world. We've been doing genetics on crops since Gregor Mendel. We probably did it long before he quantified it but we just called it, improving the breed.
From today's Maggie's Farm,
The modern leftist doesn't merely turn their backs on helping spread drought resistant crops, they actively conspire to prevent their spread and use.
Closely related to this are the asshats who refuse to get their children vaccinated. We really ARE living in "interesting times."ReplyDelete
I just finished reading a long screed about a new Kennedy who is rampaging around trying to get more people to refuse to vaccinate their children. What is it with these loonies? They never stop trying to scare people about something.Delete
An informed and scientifically literate populace must remain our goal. Sadly, we have much to overcome in reaching it.ReplyDelete
We lost @ 30% at the cat/dog stage of reading. Those people vote. They're not a swing vote, they're the popular vote. Democracies don't survive largely because they lose the vote. People elect 'strong leaders' who will 'make the trains run on time.' or some such. It's depressing.Delete