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Why Are There So Few Republican Scientists?

Once again, the question answers itself:

Pharyngula:

Frist becomes the latest Republican to encourage the corruption of education.

Frist, a Republican from Tennessee, spoke to a Rotary Club meeting Friday and told reporters afterward that students need to be exposed to different ideas, including intelligent design."I think today a pluralistic society should have access to a broad range of fact, of science, including faith," Frist said....

What did we do to deserve these fools?

I don't even understand what he's babbling about in that first sentence%u2014he's muddling together fact, science, and faith, and implying that faith is a subset of the first two. What does it mean to have a "wide range" of those things? Do facts have reasonable ranges, such that we can simultaneously argue that humans evolved, and humans were created? That science, the study of the observable, should encompass religion, the invention of the invisible?

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