Quote of the Day 1-20-18 (on Trump and science)

Posted: January 20, 2018 in Politics, Science
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Corrupted Science front cover“It was very depressing to realize that, when looking around for regimes that have systematically corrupted science within the past century or so, three stood out quite distinctly, head and shoulders above the rest of the herd: Hitler’s Germany, Stalin’s Russia, and Trump’s America. At times when working on the three relevant chapters, I had to remind myself which chapter was the one in front of me: the parallels between the three regimes, in terms of their rigorous attempts to trample honest science underfoot, are as horrifically close as that.”

— John Grant, referring to his upcoming book, Corrupted Science: Fraud, Ideology, and Politics in Science (revised and expanded), scheduled for May 1, 2018

  1. Trump has made great strides in the war on science. The deplorables couldn’t be more proud of him.


    • The truly awful part is that Trump et al. get away with it thanks, in large part, to the scientific illiteracy of the American public. Fully half of Americans are so ignorant that they don’t know that the Earth orbits the sun and that it takes — ta da! — one year to do so. I wish I were making that up, but I’m not.


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