Republicans take all the flak for being stupidly anti-science, usually related to evolution, global warming and embryonic stem cells. But Alex Berezow argues in USA Today that Democrats can be just as blind to science on other issues. He cites their activism against vaccination (“Unlike denying evolution, refusing vaccinations can be deadly), genetically modified food and animal research. “We can also thank progressives for blocking the construction of nuclear power plants, even though nuclear power is supported by 70 percent of the scientific community,” he writes. “Ironically, they oppose this technology despite the fact it would help reduce carbon emissions and limit the impact of global warming.”
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