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It's Thumb Your Nose at Science Week in the Republican race | Care2 Causes

It's Thumb Your Nose at Science Week in the Republican race | Care2 Causes

It’s Thumb Your Nose at Science Week in the race for the Republican presidential nomination. In the primary campaign that’s turned into a competition to out-crazy your rival’s crazy, the latest craze is evolution- and climate change-denial. In New Hampshire as part of his campaign launch, Texas Gov. Rick Perry delivered a double dose of denial , pandering to the GOP’s far-Right base by essentially saying that social issue conservatism and corporate special interests know better than all those smarty pants scientists. On climate change, Perry paints climate change as some sort of scam , with researchers feathering their lab benches with the money that supposedly is doled out to gin up evidence for global warming. On the climate skeptic side of the argument, Perry touts the steady stream of courageous scientists piping up to cry foul: “I think we’re seeing it almost weekly o...

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