Yale studyindicats that TP'ers are more scientifcally literate than non- tp'ers

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    Yale study indicates that TP'ers are more scientifcally literate than non- tp'ers

    http://www.ijreview.com/2013/10/87474-yale-professors-surprising-discovery-tea-party-supporters-scientifically-literate/

     

    The shift to the right on the gray columns represents a positive correlation between tea party members and generally higher scientific test scores. The r=0.05 is not a drastically higher score, but the findings are statistically significant to p=.05. In other words, tea party members appear to be slightly, but solidly more scientifically literate than non-tea party members.

    In fact, tea party members tend to be more scientifically literate than other self-described conservatives, who have slightly negative scores, overall. These findings should give both liberal and GOP establishment types pause over their caricatures of tea party constituents.

    Remarkable was the professor’s reaction on the Yale Law “Cultural Cognition Project” website:

    I’ve got to confess, though, I found this result surprising. As I pushed the button to run the analysis on my computer, I fully expected I’d be shown a modest negative correlation between identifying with the Tea Party and science comprehension.

    But then again, I don’t know a single person who identifies with the Tea Party. All my impressions come from watching cable tv — & I don’t watch Fox News very often — and reading the “paper” (New York Times daily, plus a variety of politics-focused internet sites like Huffington Post & Politico).

    I’m a little embarrassed, but mainly I’m just glad that I no longer hold this particular mistaken view.

    Good for you, professor, for remaining open-minded. That’s what fruitful research is all about. It turns out that even the New York Times reported in 2010 that tea party supporters are wealthier and more college-educated than the general public.

    A mainstream media smear campaign of ordinary citizens has convinced much of the general public that members of the tea party are uneducated, backwards dupes of big moneyed interests who do not comprehend what is going on, whether on scientific matters like manmade global warming, or on political matters like fiscal issues. Maybe they’re just ahead of the curve?

     
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    Did tvoter really just fail that spectacularly? Again? And again? And again?

     
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    Good for you, professor, for remaining open-minded. That’s what fruitful research is all about. It turns out that even the New York Times reported in 2010 that tea party supporters are wealthier and more college-educated than the general public.

    A mainstream media smear campaign of ordinary citizens has convinced much of the general public that members of the tea party are uneducated, backwards dupes of big moneyed interests who do not comprehend what is going on, whether on scientific matters like manmade global warming, or on political matters like fiscal issues. Maybe they’re just ahead of the curve?

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    Like most everything else you post, this does not follow.

    Tee partiers are also older and whiter, so what's your point...!?  Doesn't "wealthier and more college-educated" denote elitism?  That's what some right-wingers have always said.

    You know who else tend to be more educated and wealthy?  Atheists and homosexuals.

    Maybe the three groups can have a clambake or something and then start their own magazine.

    In the meantime, keep striving...don't let your disabilities slow you down....

     

     

     

     

     
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    How did you let N. Korea and Iran get in there?

     

     
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    Did tvoter really just fail that spectacularly? Again? And again? And again?

     




    In all fairness, tvoter was referring to a study that "indicats" TP'ers are "scientifcally" literate.

     

    Oh wait. Did he read the article and get more than one thing wrong?

    You know what's interesting? Google any sentence in the main body of Tvoters post. Guess what? He's not even capable of articulating what he read. Nope. The only original content by him was the poorly spelled headline.

    I'm interested in doing a study to find out if Tea Party supporters get too excited to type properly before they cut and paste something.

    He's just a lemming using Over-The-Cliff-Notes.

     

     
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    Did tvoter really just fail that spectacularly? Again? And again? And again?

     




    In all fairness, tvoter was referring to a study that "indicats" TP'ers are "scientifcally" literate.

     

    Oh wait. Did he read the article and get more than one thing wrong?

    You know what's interesting? Google any sentence in the main body of Tvoters post. Guess what? He's not even capable of articulating what he read. Nope. The only original content by him was the poorly spelled headline.

    I'm interested in doing a study to find out if Tea Party supporters get too excited to type properly before they cut and paste something.

    He's just a lemming using Over-The-Cliff-Notes.

     

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    jed,

    He must have been extra excited and/or extra;lazy when he posted that article.

    I do not usually comment on spelling, grammar, etc., but, when we do the headline for a thread, we do not even have to engage spellcheck to help proof read our post.

    A red line appears under misspelled words as you type. 

    So he was either extra excited and/or extra lazy not to get the headline correctly spelled.

    Sounds like the basis of a study to me. 

    Do Tea Party supporters get more excited and/or more lazy when they are rushing to post an article then the general population?

     
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    Right.  We know your persepctive on things:

     

    Progressives = smart-as-God-himself-self-appointed-leaders-of humankind.

    Conservatives = bad-people-who-are-hung-up-on-people-being-responsible-for-themselves.

    Hey, how do you like those deductibles on this smart-as-heck Obamacare?

     

     
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    I’ve got to confess, though, I found this result surprising. As I pushed the button to run the analysis on my computer, I fully expected I’d be shown a modest negative correlation between identifying with the Tea Party and science comprehension.

    But then again, I don’t know a single person who identifies with the Tea Party. All my impressions come from watching cable tv — & I don’t watch Fox News very often — and reading the “paper” (New York Times daily, plus a variety of politics-focused internet sites like Huffington Post & Politico).

    I’m a little embarrassed, but mainly I’m just glad that I no longer hold this particular mistaken view.

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    That's some refreshing honestly right there I'll tell you what.

     

     
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    Right.  We know your persepctive on things:

     

    Progressives = smart-as-God-himself-self-appointed-leaders-of humankind.

    Conservatives = bad-people-who-are-hung-up-on-people-being-responsible-for-themselves.

    Hey, how do you like those deductibles on this smart-as-heck Obamacare?

     

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    What is this "persepctive" of which you speak?

    Sure, we're speaking of the literacy of Tea Party supporters as it pertains to science...... I understand that. But c'mon! Really?

    Again, I'd like to do a study of TP supporters. Are they incapable of understanding spell-check? Or do they simply think that any correction is some sort of evil liberal/democrat/progressive conspiracy?

     
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    I’ve got to confess, though, I found this result surprising. As I pushed the button to run the analysis on my computer, I fully expected I’d be shown a modest negative correlation between identifying with the Tea Party and science comprehension.

    But then again, I don’t know a single person who identifies with the Tea Party. All my impressions come from watching cable tv — & I don’t watch Fox News very often — and reading the “paper” (New York Times daily, plus a variety of politics-focused internet sites like Huffington Post & Politico).

    I’m a little embarrassed, but mainly I’m just glad that I no longer hold this particular mistaken view.

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    That's some refreshing honestly right there I'll tell you what.

     

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    It's like he just woke up from a life-long coma and realized that the progressive utopia dream was just some undigested tofu.

     
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    Why are these liberals denying science?

     

     
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    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.

     

     
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    QED

     

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    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.

     

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    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.

     
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