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    Re: Yale Professor 'Embarrassed' to Discover Tea Party Members are Scientifically Lit

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    So much for the picture the liberals try to paint of tea party people.

    "You know that line liberals love to lob at the Tea Party: you're stupid. Well, obviously that's not the case, nor has it ever been true. Now, a Yale professor has released some new research showing that the so-called "Tea Party radicals" are actually scientifically literate.
    Professor Dan M. Kahan of the psychology department at Yale says he was surprised to discover a positive correlation between science comprehension and members of the Tea Party:
    Well, perhaps some of those previous opinions could've been dispelled earlier when the New York Times wrote in 2010 that Tea Partiers are more educated - and financially better off - than the rest of the public

    - See more at: Yale Professor 'Embarrassed' to Discover Tea Party Members are Scientifically Literate | CNS News


    "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."

    Read more: Eureka! Tea partiers know science - Tal Kopan - POLITICO.com
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    Y'know I could care less about their scientific intelligence, it's their economic, social, and political ignorance that's killing the country.
    Amen to that!

    Mark Levin was talking about this Yale professor's finding on his talk show today and my first question was, "And? What exactly does this have to do with their knowledge of government or governance?" If this guy really wants to impress me concerning the Tea Party's scientific IQ, tell me what they really think about the science behind global warning - cause and effect. Then I'm impressed!
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    Re: Yale Professor 'Embarrassed' to Discover Tea Party Members are Scientifically Lit

    I know what i'm about to ask is radical.. even extreme, so forgive me in advance, i'm a Libertarian and by popular liberal definition, i'm supposed to be stupid and extreme.

    has any of the folks here ever entertained the notion that people, primarily their political rivals, just aren't as stupid as you want them to be?
    have you ever thought to yourself " maybe my beliefs aren't the only good beliefs in existence..."
    or even more extreme, has anyone though ot themselves " hey, those folks are pretty smart, and i'm pretty smart... maybe it's just that we have different perspectives..


    instead , y'all just spew out wisdom filled quips like " they might be literate in science, but they are stupid in everything else".. or "Libertarian has a PHD, but he's still stupid.

    at this point, "Stupid" simply means... someone who disagrees with me politically.


    as for the study, i'd be embarrassed as a scientist for even running the study... when you assume people's political leans or associations correlates to their literacy or intelligence, you're already in a bad place... you already have a disdain for your fellow citizens over nothing more than politics.... trying to prove your assumption true by running a study is just an admission that your character is ****ed up.
    take your cynical ass home and learn not to hate your fellow citizens before coming back outside.
    it might be hard, but you're smart.. you can figure it out.

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    Re: Yale Professor 'Embarrassed' to Discover Tea Party Members are Scientifically Lit

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    So they're not scientifically illiterate people with stupid ideas. They're just scientifically literate people with stupid ideas. Definitely a game changer. Happens every day though. Just look at people who think recycling is good for the environment.
    stupid ideas to those who like to suck on the public tit and outsource being an adult to the government, or worse yet, power hungry control freaks who want to be everyone's parent?



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    Re: Yale Professor 'Embarrassed' to Discover Tea Party Members are Scientifically Lit

    Quote Originally Posted by Summerwind View Post
    Y'know I could care less about their scientific intelligence, it's their economic, social, and political ignorance that's killing the country.
    Another partisan hack... do you feel proud?
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    Re: Yale Professor 'Embarrassed' to Discover Tea Party Members are Scientifically Lit

    Quote Originally Posted by Summerwind View Post
    I really only have one comment/question. If Teapartiers are so smart in the head, why do they think and talk so much out their asses?
    So that you can understand them...
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    Re: Yale Professor 'Embarrassed' to Discover Tea Party Members are Scientifically Lit

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    Another partisan hack... do you feel proud?
    Bless your heart.
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    Re: Yale Professor 'Embarrassed' to Discover Tea Party Members are Scientifically Lit

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Massively unpopular with Republicans*
    With 53% of the American public, you mean.

    USA TODAY/Pew poll: Health care law faces difficult future
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    Re: Yale Professor 'Embarrassed' to Discover Tea Party Members are Scientifically Lit

    Quote Originally Posted by Summerwind View Post
    Bless your heart.
    I guess so... only 42% of American approve of Obama. That is Democrats and a few Independents.
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    Re: Yale Professor 'Embarrassed' to Discover Tea Party Members are Scientifically Lit

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    stupid ideas to those who like to suck on the public tit and outsource being an adult to the government, or worse yet, power hungry control freaks who want to be everyone's parent?
    Nope. Just stupid ideas in general.
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    Re: Yale Professor 'Embarrassed' to Discover Tea Party Members are Scientifically Lit

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Nope. Just stupid ideas in general.
    well given that the main cause of the TEA PARTY is reining in government largesse and cutting back taxes on productive people, why don't you tell us what ideas of this group offend your sense of intelligence the most?



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