The Sad State of Science in American Politics | Vol. 3 / No. 24.3

Because I needed kittens okay? Don’t judge. | Photo: Jason Persse, CC BY-SA 2.0


Guys, I just can’t even today. I love the Bern, but his anti-GMO stance is painful, and now I find out from Skeptical Raptor that he’s a proponent of “alternative” medicine? Yeah, Clinton goes to a doctor who uses “functional medicine,” and that doesn’t make her a hell of a lot better, but at least she’s not actively trying to get CAM into government-funded healthcare. Damnit Bernie, you’re killing me here.

At this point I would say something about the left being less science-literate, what with all the anti-GMO and anti-vaccine crunchy granola crap that gets tossed around, but the Republican candidates don’t even believe in anthropogenic climate change, and the front-runner thinks vaccines cause autism.

At least Bernie and Hillary both support increasing NASA’s funding (even if Hillary is much, much more able to say what she likes about it).

Have a Wednesday, guys.


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Richard Ford Burley is a human, writer, and doctoral candidate at Boston College, as well as an editor at Ledger, the first academic journal devoted to Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. In his spare time he writes about science, skepticism, feminism, and futurism here at This Week In Tomorrow.