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House Republicans Pull Bill To Create Honorary Science Laureate Position

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Climate science is apparently so controversial for Republican members of the House of Representatives that they can't approve legislation that would create an honorary position of science laureate for the United States.

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Sue H (7)
Friday September 13, 2013, 5:28 pm
Not the best way to win friends and influence people.

Alan Lambert (91)
Friday September 13, 2013, 7:51 pm
They can't find a qualified "Science Laureate" that believes that Moses rode a dinosaur...

Edith B (146)
Friday September 13, 2013, 9:32 pm
Of course they object, they don't believe in science!

TomCat S (129)
Friday September 13, 2013, 11:47 pm
Republican skientists hate science.

Glenn B (196)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 12:39 am

Darlene W (303)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 5:24 am
They can't afford to have a 'Science Laureate'--it would mean someone who knew what they were talking about telling them all the damage that was being done to Mother Earth. They don't want to hear that -- it would take money out of their pockets.

Birgit W (160)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 5:35 am
Noted, thanks.

Louise D (44)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 6:13 am
Conservatives are scientifically illiterate primarily on two issues: anthropogenic global warming and evolution. The heat generated by Republican grey matter working through complex scientific theories pops their hard-wired neural circuits like water heating in a kettle. Because science is made up of “facts”, there must be some neuro-cognitive evolutionary reason for why the right wing brain limps along as it does. Still, I suspect this whole idea is a way to take the piss out of the Republicans and the Tea Partiers and show how unbelievably stupid they are, as if there needed to be another example of their collective ignorance.

. (0)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 7:26 am
That's terrible! They shouldn't be doing that. Thanks for sharing, Carrie.

Kathleen R (192)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 7:57 am
Dear God, what did we ever do to deserve republicans? I feel sorry for the few republicans with intelligence left. Noted.

Lona G (80)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 8:52 am
Only Republicans would link this generic science laureate to climate change. It just shows how afraid they are of the truth and how well they know they are a minority that's becoming more 'minor' by the day.

David C (131)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 9:40 am
Maybe because they don't understand the word science??? or is it because they can't spell laureate?

Lindsey O (19)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 2:29 pm
I like the idea of an honorary Science Laureate. We've had an official Poet Laureate for many years and, much though I like poetry, getting our citizens excited about science is far more important.

Nancy M (197)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 2:42 pm
Well, of course they did.

Yes, Lindsey. I like the idea too.
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