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    Yale Professor 'Embarrassed' to Discover Tea Party Members are Scientifically Literat

    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 didn’t, Kahan found. The findings met the conventional threshold of statistical significance, the professor said."

    Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/1...#ixzz2i0eoaZLL
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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.
    It's a fairly small correlation though: (r = 0.05, p = 0.05)

    What is not mentioned in Politico is that the Prof also ran correlations on left-right political views and religious views. There's a small negative correlation (r = -0.05, p = 0.03) between right-political views and scientific literacy and a modest negative correlation between (r = -0.26, p < 0.01) religiousity and scientific literacy.

    Winners: Non-conservative, non-religious Tea Partiers
    Losers: Conservative, religious non-Tea Partiers

    www.culturalcognition.net - Cultural Cognition Blog - Some data on education, religiosity, ideology, and science*comprehension

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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
    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.
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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. t.
    Waht are all these 'stupid ideas' . Repeal of massively unpopular Obamacar? Getting a handle on the size of the Government -you know since we are 17 trillion in debt?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KLATTU View Post
    Waht are all these 'stupid ideas' . Repeal of massively unpopular Obamacar?
    Massively unpopular with Republicans*

    Getting a handle on the size of the Government -
    Oh really? Which part? The defense spending which is several times that of the next closest power? Or is it the farming subsidies given out every year to GOP voters? Wait, it's only welfare that they want to cut. Get serious. The day the Tea Partiers do anything more than go to bat for the GOP, I'll change my lean to Libertarian.

    you know since we are 17 trillion in debt?
    We've been in debt for 50 yeas. Republicans - err - Tea Partiers, are just mad they're not in power to blow up the debt themselves.
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    Re: Yale Professor 'Embarrassed' to Discover Tea Party Members are Scientifically Lit

    Quote Originally Posted by brothern View Post
    It's a fairly small correlation though: (r = 0.05, p = 0.05)

    What is not mentioned in Politico is that the Prof also ran correlations on left-right political views and religious views. There's a small negative correlation (r = -0.05, p = 0.03) between right-political views and scientific literacy and a modest negative correlation between (r = -0.26, p < 0.01) religiousity and scientific literacy.

    Winners: Non-conservative, non-religious Tea Partiers
    Losers: Conservative, religious non-Tea Partiers

    www.culturalcognition.net - Cultural Cognition Blog - Some data on education, religiosity, ideology, and science*comprehension
    Y'know I could care less about their scientific intelligence, it's their economic, social, and political ignorance that's killing the country.
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    Re: Yale Professor 'Embarrassed' to Discover Tea Party Members are Scientifically Lit

    The Tea Party are really just militant libertarians in disguise. They are not going away as they are trying to steal a new identity to win elections. They are having mixed success.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Oh really? Which part?
    All parts.

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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*

    emselves.
    Nope-exactly as I said.
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    Re: Yale Professor 'Embarrassed' to Discover Tea Party Members are Scientifically Lit

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Oh really? Which part? The defense spending which is several times that of the next closest power? .
    Wrong again


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