Once again, let's all laugh at Bobby Jindal. He has accused the Obama administration of being run by "science deniers"
because they won't follow his energy policies. At the same time, he won't say that evolution is real
We've known for a while now that the demons of silliness have taken possession of the Louisiana Governor. But Jindal's hypocrisy points to a rather interesting paradox.
In America, the Dems like to portray themselves as Science People, and they consider the Republican party to be the naural home of those awful Anti-Science People. But in Europe, lefties tend to express greater skepticism toward Big Science. Why? Because in Europe, the advocates of nuclear power are the ones who speak in terms of Reason and Rationality and Hey Look At All Of These Complex Equations On My Whiteboard.
Bobby Jindal calls Obama a "science denier" because Jindal advocates a greater reliance on nuclear power. In other words, the war between the Science People and the Anti-Science People may soon become europeanized.
Liberals, like all other human beings, only pretend
to be led by pure reason. In fact, they are as likely as anyone else to rely on emotion -- usually the emotions we call smugness
Suppose (and this is just a hypothetical) that a scientist at UCLA were to come out with a study suggesting that women are more neurotic than men are. How would your average liberal react? Choose the answer you consider most likely:
Response 1: "Hm. I am skeptical. May I see your data?"
Response 2: "DIE DIE DIE DIE DIE DIE YOU SEXIST MISOGYNISTIC HOMOPHOBIC NAZI BASTARD!"
Be honest. Response 2 is closer to the mark, isn't it? In fact, isn't there someone reading these words -- right here, right now -- who is just itching to go into a "Response 2" tirade, simply because I dared to employ that particular hypothetical in my thought experiment?