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Real Clear Science slams Slate science reporting

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“ … reportage that is mostly aimed at insulting Republicans and Christians.”

But isn’t that what a pop science page would typically understand science reporting to be?  Oh yes, there are also a-crock-alypses to cover. Sorry, forgot.


Now, for some reason, Slate’s science page has partially abandoned its strong tradition of in-depth analysis to promote an angry, opinion-driven reportage that is mostly aimed at insulting Republicans and Christians.

This is counterproductive. Science journalism that forsakes its primary mission of science communication to engage in partisan culture wars does a grotesque disservice to the scientific endeavor and is doomed to fail. Just ask ScienceBlogs, which has become a shell of its former self …

Yuh. I often send ScienceBlogs stuff to friends just for fun; it’s just lost any interest in science as such.

A lot of ScienceBlogs is about stuff like workplace hazards (important, sure, but … ). And well, check it out for yourself.

Well, if you want to know Slate columnists’ opinions about Christians and Republicans, read it anyway. Free country.

Some of us are surprised that anyone is briefly having this discussion, before sinking back into the safe mediocrity of not asking any questions that matter.

Word to the wise from a Canadian: Be careful you don’t end up paying for vitriol against your group (whatever it is), suffering the consequences, and listening to politicians coo that it would be way worse for you if the politicians actually opposed the vitriol than if they force you to pay taxes to support it.

That is a very common story.

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You bet it's not the same Democratic party, BA. Although, it has to be said that those three were giants. Well, that's imo. Bernie may aspire to such heights, and Wellstone was a sad loss. Politically, the Kennedys' murders out the kybosh on the US. Axel
Have you seen this, Maps? http://search.mercola.com/results.aspx?q=autism%20vaccines Axel
I stand by my observation. This IS NOT the democratic party that I, and my Grandfather, grew up with. I have quite a bit of respect for the democratic presidents of the past that I listed. Any comparable respect for the current leaders of the democratic party is now completely gone. Obama's record against Christians and Jews, which you apparently agree with to large extent, speaks for itself. bornagain77
BA77 @2, give us a break with this crap, man. You're just as ideological and political as the enemy. What is wrong with you? Edit: Obama is a pluralist. He's probably an atheist at heart. He seems to want all religions to live together and slowly transform themselves into a 100% secular society. Mapou
As I told a friend who is a democrat, this is NOT the democratic party of Roosevelt, Truman, and Kennedy anymore. It is a far cry from their noble values.
Obama : The DNC (Democrat convention) errupts in boos as God and Jerusalem are put back into the Party Platform (Sept 05, 2012) - video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAwlyYyiIS4 Truman Recognizing Israel - (Story behind the decision) - video http://www.c-span.org/video/?c4010891/truman-recognizing-israel America’s Most Biblically-Hostile U. S. President (ever) - 2014 Excerpt: When one observes President Obama’s unwillingness to accommodate America’s four-century long religious conscience protection through his attempts to require Catholics to go against their own doctrines and beliefs, one is tempted to say that he is anti-Catholic. But that characterization would not be correct. Although he has recently singled out Catholics, he has equally targeted traditional Protestant beliefs over the past four years. So since he has attacked Catholics and Protestants, one is tempted to say that he is anti-Christian. But that, too, would be inaccurate. He has been equally disrespectful in his appalling treatment of religious Jews in general and Israel in particular. So perhaps the most accurate description of his antipathy toward Catholics, Protestants, religious Jews, and the Jewish nation would be to characterize him as anti-Biblical. And then when his hostility toward Biblical people of faith is contrasted with his preferential treatment of Muslims and Muslim nations, it further strengthens the accuracy of the anti-Biblical descriptor. In fact, there have been numerous clearly documented times when his pro-Islam positions have been the cause of his anti-Biblical actions. Listed below in chronological order are (1) numerous records of his attacks on Biblical persons or organizations; (2) examples of the hostility toward Biblical faith that have become evident in the past three years in the Obama-led military; (3) a listing of his open attacks on Biblical values; and finally (4) a listing of numerous incidents of his preferential deference for Islam’s activities and positions, including letting his Islamic advisors guide and influence his hostility toward people of Biblical faith.,,, http://www.wallbuilders.com/libissuesarticles.asp?id=106938
I see that criminal Big Pharma shock troopers are busy using ScienceBlogs to spread their cruel scams and take away patients rights. The cruel sham that is “right to try” continues to spread Almost everything about science is a sham and a scam nowadays. Too many a-holes. Mapou

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