Scientific American is America's leading scientific publication for lay readers, and has been in publication continuously for well over a century.
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From the summary of the article:
" A large number of major party contenders for political office this year took antiscience positions against evolution, human-induced climate change, vaccines, stem cell research, and more...
"Partisans at both ends of the political spectrum have been guilty of science denialism. But the Republican version is particularly dangerous because it attacks the validity of science itself."
You can see the truth of this article in the constant attacks on science posted in this forum by right wing zealots.
I'm sure the ancient Greeks and Romans would never have dreamed that the civilization they lived in, which included vigorous exploration of science and technology, would be replaced by a millenium of darkness where theocratic authorities judicially murdered anyone guilty of science.
Likewise it's hard for modern Americans who are educated about science to imagine that there are enough drooling mouthbreathers to drag our great nation backwards into the past.
Yet reputable polls show that a majority of Americans don't believe in the validity of scientific method as they reject evolution, human-caused global warming, and especially the use of scientific analysis to dissect the nonstop torrent of whoppers emanating from the GOP's Ministry of Propaganda. Right now even if President Obama wins re-election it will probably be by the narrowest of margins, showing that about half the population has been bamboozeled.
This goes far beyond debates about political philosophy, which are valid. Personally I disagree with many positions of the Democratic Party. But the GOP, as Scientific American describes in this article, has gone far beyond philosophical disagreements.
This Party has devolved into a primitive tribal entity that has replaced reasoning over political issues with the "philosophy" of the lynch mob, complete with flagrant racial overtones.
But most germane to this forum is the Party's persistent, broad-spectrum attack on the fundamental validity of science itself and also on the integrity of most scientists.
And of course all of this is being driven by money poured into the fray by unbelievably wealthy people whose vast wealth has only made them greedy for even vaster wealth--even at the expense of polluting the environment and making the world a far worse place for our children and their children to live in.
So vote. Even if president Obama wins, the GOP Ministry of Propaganda will immediately launch a campaign to delegitimze his second term--especially if the President wins the Electoral College vote but loses the popular vote. So even if you're in a non-battleground state, your vote still matters. A lot.