Tuesday, October 04, 2011

GOP senior officials quietly trying to restore science to their agenda | Bad Astronomy | Discover Magazine

GOP senior officials quietly trying to restore science to their agenda | Bad Astronomy | Discover Magazine: "The attacks on science by the far right are not new, but the openness and outspoken nature of it are fairly recent. Even Newt Gingrich, who used to a be a strong supporter of science, is making Michele Bachmann-level misstatements about it.
So I was very glad to read an article at the National Journal saying that older leaders of the Republican party are trying to re-establish the role of science in the GOP:

But quietly, many acknowledge a deepening GOP schism over the issue, as many moderates grow increasingly disturbed by their party’s denial of proven science. A number of influential Republicans who have left the battlefield of electoral politics are now taking action in an effort to change the GOP’s stance."

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