Dan Kahan, the Elizabeth K. Dollard Professor of Law and Professor of Psychology at Yale Law School was curious about the relationship between ”science comprehension“ and political outlooks. His findings shocked him: tea party supporters are actually more scientifically literate than the non-tea party population
I’ve got to confess, though, I found this result surprising. As I pushed the button to run the analysis on my computer, I fully expected I’d be shown a modest negative correlation between identifying with the Tea Party and science comprehension.
But then again, I don’t know a single person who identifies with the Tea Party. All my impressions come from watching cable tv — & I don’t watch Fox News very often — and reading the “paper” (New York Times daily, plus a variety of politics-focused internet sites like Huffington Post & Politico).
I’m a little embarrassed, but mainly I’m just glad that I no longer hold this particular mistaken view.
Here’s a graph of his results…
Of course Liberals are claiming his study is flawed, thus demonstrating why Tea Party supporters ranked higher: Liberals view their political ideology as more important than reality, whereas, Tea Party supporters base their political ideology on reality.
Ted Cruz told reporters today…
“There is nothing to be gained from delaying this vote. The outcome will be the same. Every Senator and every member of the House is going to have to make a decision as to where he or she stands. I’ve never had any intention of delaying the timing of this vote.
“My focus is on the substance. My focus is on – I think – where the American people’s focus is – which is what are we doing to provide real relief to the people who are hurting because of ObamaCare. And unfortunately, today, the answer is, the United States Senate and the Washington establishment is doing nothing to provide relief for the millions of families who are hurting because of ObamaCare.”
From CBSNews …
A marine science instructor snorkeling off the Southern California coast spotted something out of a fantasy novel: the silvery carcass of an 18-foot-long, serpent-like oarfish.
Jasmine Santana of the Catalina Island Marine Institute needed more than 15 helpers to drag the giant sea creature with eyes the size of half dollars to shore on Sunday.
Liberals are fond of tossing out the magic number “33″ when accusing Republicans of voting to toss out ObamaCare. But as usual, it’s fiction they try to pretend is reality by vain repetition.
The fact is, the House has only voted twice — not 33 times — to repeal Obamacare in its entirety. And the two times includes the July 11 vote. Regardless of the truth, media outlet after media outlet parroted the “33rd vote to repeal” narrative….
So, how did the Old Media get to a claim of a “33rd repeal vote”? By including the 31 other votes that removed small parts of Obamacare. It should be noted that most of those votes were a bipartisan repealing of small segments of Obamacare….
Once Obamacare became law and some of the more idiotic things came to light, the House immediately began tinkering around the edges of the bill trying to eliminate the more egregious provisions in Obamacare.
Meanwhile, Democrats as well as the President have changed ObamaCare 19 times.
Two weeks ago, Erin received a call from a friend at a party who was too drunk to drive. Erin drove to Boxford after work to pick up her friend. Moments after she arrived, the cops arrived too and busted several kids for underage possession of alcohol.
A North Andover High School honor student, Erin was cleared by police, who agreed she had not been drinking and was not in possession of alcohol. But Andover High told Erin she was in violation of the district’s zero tolerance policy against alcohol and drug use. In the middle of her senior year, Erin was demoted from captain of the volleyball team and told she would be suspended from playing for five games.
Erin’s family sued the school. The judge, apparently another Liberal idiot, claimed it was out of his jurisdiction (how conveeeeeenient) and threw out the case.