26 Aug '11, 9pm

The Republican Presidential Candidates' Assault on Science (Video)

There have been all sorts of extremely strange claims about science coming from this crop of GOP presidential candidates -- claims like climate science is an elaborate sham perpetrated by data-manipulating scientists (that's Rick Perry , Ron Paul and Michele Bachmann), that evolution is a theory "with some gaps in it" that should be taught alongside creationism in school (the big P), and that we'd be better off without the Environmental Protection Agency (Bachmann all the way). In the clip above, Joe Romm discusses the assault the mainstream GOP candidates are waging on science, and what it is that underwrites such a position (hint: corporations!). All the nonsensenical bucking of climate science and evolution spurred fellow candidate Jon Huntsman to see if he could rally conservative science supporters to his side by speaking up for one of America's richest traditions -- ...

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