Re: Yale studyindicats that TP'ers are more scientifcally literate than non- tp'ers
posted at 10/19/2013 11:51 AM EDT
In response to StalkingButler's comment:
The "Conservative" label encompasses a mighty big boat. It's not surprising that when you include the so-cons and the religious right that it would skew the general level of scientific knowledge.
This isn't to say, however, that these people are stupid, they just have a different belief system. Change the literacy topic from science to the bible (for example) and the results would be very different.
That said, it's hilarious that some of the left leaners on these boards can't bring themselves to admit that the TP'ers aren't the neanderthal racists that it's SO important that they be depicted as. It just shows how unbelievably warped their world view is and how desperately they need to cling to it in order to make themselves feel superior.
It's sad, really, to feel like you need to put that much effort to avoid debating the substance of the ideas being presented by the opposition.
No, actually it IS stupid. Ignorant would mean they just dont know something... But stupid is like reading something (or claiming to by citing it) and getting the points completely b ackwards. Stupid is in denying facts and science while putting your life in the hands of technology that relies on science. Stupid is supporting something one day because someone your are "supposed to like" is for it and then demonizing someone else later who supports the samne thing but is someone you are "not suppose to like".
Stupid is missing a simple point and responding with something not at all related.
Stupid is claiming something is communist or socialist when it relies on a free market, capitalist system like for example the insurance exchanges.
Stupid is someone denegrating a person for years on any and every aspect they can conjure up from religion to race to political affiliation to place of birth to intelligence and then to whine like little children when someone they support is called out for being verbaly abusive.
Stupid is in claiming that a fully grown,, armed man can stalk a teenager, confront them multiple times in an intimidating way and then shoot them and in the end claim that the teen was not allowed to stand his ground when the teen was unarmed but the bafoon armed guy was allowed to stand his ground to the point of murdering the teen.
Stupid is in claiming you stand for American values and then undermine and block all attemtps at democratic processes... from voting to how laws are passed.
Stupid is in claiming to want to protect future generations from national debt and then try to wreck the economy in a way that would hugely hurt the next generation (along with everyone else). Stupid is in causing an extra 10 to 20 billion (with a B) in national debt in a matter of a couple of weeks.... which is like 100 to 1000 times larger than many of the budget items they complain about!!!!! ....
Stupid is in.. I could go on a long long time.... But I think in the hearts of some who are reading this you are afraid to admit the truth.... that stupid is the face You see in the mirror.