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The few times writers have attempted to point out the left’s problems with science, they have gotten shot down for “false equivalence”—for holding up both parties as equally anti-science so as not to seem biased when one of those parties is in reality more anti-science than the other.
But such cries of false equivalence miss the point. The issue isn’t whether the Democrats are anti-science enough to match the anti-science lunacy of Republicans. The point is that any science denialism exists on the left at all. If there is grime in my bathroom and grime in my kitchen, I don’t stand there and contemplate which one has more filth; my house won’t be clean until I have scoured both.
The fact is, there’s plenty of anti-science grime on the left that needs to be cleaned up.
Please, Halle, give it a rest. No one cares if your house is filthy. You live there, we don’t.
You didn’t get the significance of the fact that we don’t have to live with you? No, really, absolutely, many of us do NOT have to live with you.
You are talking to—at least in some cases—free human beings. Put another way, we don’t care about your crotchets.
Translated into the vernacular, “anti-science” means: I think for myself and respectfully request that others do the same.