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Fri Oct 19, 2012, 04:29 PM

19. It's sad really...


Never a surprise. This is a given. But it is sad when scientists have to be drawn in the political process.

Once upon a time, we had a two party-system; they competed with each other for power, but both were reasonably rational and respected the progress and enlightenment of mankind. Natural science is fundamentally apolitical. They might have ribbed each other on economic policy, but even a man like Nixon could declare: "I am now a Keynesian."

It signified rationalism, empiricism, embracing the truth and reality to formulate policy and take actions for progress, as opposed to being doctrinaire, dogmatic, and executing an agenda that adheres blindly to dangerous falsehood and beliefs with devastating consequence. It's the kind of folly and backwardness that we thought long gone and belongs only to human history.

It's sad for the Country when the intelligentsia that is dedicated to truth and progress for human without any political agenda has to side with one party more than the other. The GOP today reminds us that 21st century America is not that far from Soviet Lysenkoism 80 years ago, with disastrous consequence to the people.

The voters have very little choice now.

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