The journal Nature has an editorial this week. They’re not thrilled about the current rise in the anti-science mood in the country, enabled by an anti-science administration (hint: not Obama) and broadcast widely by the likes of Rush, Beck and Palin and FOX.
“US citizens face economic problems that are all too real, and the country’s future crucially depends on education, science and technology as it faces increasing competition from China and other emerging science powers. . . . Yet the public often buys into anti-science, anti-regulation agendas that are orchestrated by business interests and their sponsored think tanks and front groups.”
We’re blind and probably deserve what we get.