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At the End of the Day

Collide-a-ScapeBy Keith KloorAug 23, 2011 6:58 PM

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So this past week many of us havebeenfeeding at the trough where religion, politics, and science is ground up. It's not been a pretty sight. In this Poynter article, a truism is observed:

[Tom] Yulsman, the Colorado professor, noted that a [Presidential] candidate's positions on scientific wedge issues tend to serve as a proxy for his or her values on broader topics, such as the role of government in the free market and the role of faith in American life. "At the end of the day, that's what the political debate is about," Yulsman said. "It's not about the science."

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