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    Re: Nearly 20 Percent Of Scientists Contemplate Moving Overseas Due In Part To Seques

    Quote Originally Posted by DDD View Post
    What is your issue with social scientists?
    A lot of them are nothing more than partisan hacks.
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    Re: Nearly 20 Percent Of Scientists Contemplate Moving Overseas Due In Part To Seques

    Quote Originally Posted by Glen Contrarian View Post
    Yeah, shame on us for supporting equal wages for women and for not making them stay barefoot and pregnant in the kitchen!

    Oh, btw - if you'll check, you'll find that the highest rates of divorce and teen pregnancy are in red states - specifically in the South, that Bible Belt where I grew up. So if it's the liberals that did so much to damage the family unit, why is it that the divorce rates and teen pregnancy are not so bad in liberal blue states, but are significantly worse in conservative red states, hm?
    New Mexico, Nevada, Arizona and Delaware are "Bible Belt" States? Why is it that a liberal blue state, New Mexico leads the nation in teen pregnancy?

    And granted DC isn't a state but did you bother to look at their rate? Why is it that the most liberal place has a teen pregnancy rate that dwarfs all states?
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    Re: Nearly 20 Percent Of Scientists Contemplate Moving Overseas Due In Part To Seques

    The know-nothing Tea Party has managed to outsmart the intellectuals and drive them out of the country, all with Obama's sequestration help.

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    Re: Nearly 20 Percent Of Scientists Contemplate Moving Overseas Due In Part To Seques

    Quote Originally Posted by humbolt View Post
    The know-nothing Tea Party has managed to outsmart the intellectuals and drive them out of the country, all with Obama's sequestration help.
    The intellectuals have done a hell of a lot more harm than good to our nation over the last century.

    Since global warming is a global problem I don't see how we are harmed by allowing other nations to spend resources on the research. If any good comes from the research we will still benefit from it without having to pay for it.
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    Re: Nearly 20 Percent Of Scientists Contemplate Moving Overseas Due In Part To Seques

    Quote Originally Posted by keith View Post
    The intellectuals have done a hell of a lot more harm than good to our nation over the last century.

    Since global warming is a global problem I don't see how we are harmed by allowing other nations to spend resources on the research. If any good comes from the research we will still benefit from it without having to pay for it.
    I was just being smarmy, in keeping with the OP - which has more holes than Albert Hall.

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    Re: Nearly 20 Percent Of Scientists Contemplate Moving Overseas Due In Part To Seques

    Thomas Sowell, one of the few good intellectuals, on intellectuals influence on society:

    Intellectuals and Society - Thomas Sowell - Page full

    Should be required reading.

    The concluding paragraphs of the above link:

    The ideas that Karl Marx created in the 19th century dominated the course of events over wide portions of the world in the 20th century. Whole generations suffered, and millions were killed, as a result of those ideas. This was not Marx's intention, nor the intentions of many supporters of Marxian ideas in countries around the world. But it is what happened.

    Some of the most distinguished intellectuals in the Western world in the 1930s gave ringing praise to the Soviet Union, while millions of people there were literally starved to death and vast numbers of others were being shipped off to slave labor camps.

    Many of those same distinguished intellectuals of the 1930s were urging their own countries to disarm while Hitler was rapidly arming Germany for wars of conquest that would have, among other things, put many of those intellectuals in concentration camps-- slated for extermination-- if he had succeeded.

    The 1930s were by no means unique. In too many other eras-- including our own today-- intellectuals of unquestionable brilliance have advocated similarly childish and dangerous notions. How and why such patterns have existed among intellectuals is a challenging question, whose answer can determine the fate of millions of other people.
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    Re: Nearly 20 Percent Of Scientists Contemplate Moving Overseas Due In Part To Seques

    Quote Originally Posted by keith View Post
    A lot of them are nothing more than partisan hacks.
    Partisan towards what?
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    Stats come out and always show life getting better. News makes money in making you think its not.
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    Re: Nearly 20 Percent Of Scientists Contemplate Moving Overseas Due In Part To Seques

    Quote Originally Posted by DDD View Post
    Partisan towards what?
    It varies, but look at who is funding their work.
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    Re: Nearly 20 Percent Of Scientists Contemplate Moving Overseas Due In Part To Seques

    Quote Originally Posted by keith View Post
    It varies, but look at who is funding their work.
    You are not very specific are you? Who is funding whose work that makes them partisan?

    I guess I am after sources. Got any?
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    Re: Nearly 20 Percent Of Scientists Contemplate Moving Overseas Due In Part To Seques

    Quote Originally Posted by Glen Contrarian View Post
    But much of the high-end research in this nation - indeed, in all first-world nations - is taxpayer-funded. Check out CERN sometime - it's the world's largest research facility - and it's not in America.

    Besides, if we want to discuss how much conservatives love science, all I need do is to point out how a majority of government scientists reported that their work was either edited or changed outright to show results different from what their research showed, or they faced pressure to make sure their research proved this or that point, or there were areas of concern that were completely verboten to study. Of course, this was all concerning climate change, anthropomorphic global warming, and we all know how the conservatives are so eager to protect us all against the liberal/scientific cabal that is trying to turn us all into a Stalinist/ELF/PETA camp.

    Come to think of it, that sorta reminds me of how our government statisticians were barred from researching the effect of guns on our society...and then there's the educators - all conservative - who want to insert creationism and 'intelligent design' into our schools, and continually claim that evolution is just a theory (sorta like gravity is just a theory).

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    I guess what it comes down to is that conservatives are eager to support science that agrees with what they want to believe in...but if the science says something they don't want to hear, well, THEN it must be rejected, defunded, barred from the public's ears and eyes.
    I really don't know what you are talking about. I'm talking about me. I support science wholeheartily. Social science research, not so much (anything that isn't science qualifies as pseudo-scientific by definition.)

    If liberals and progressives would stop their hatred of capitalism and love of dependency, I would probably be the biggest liberal out there. But they haven't so I'm "slightly conservative."

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