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The Sciences

Hitchens on Palin and Science

Cosmic VarianceBy Mark TroddenOctober 28, 2008 4:22 AM


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The sometimes crazy, sometimes razor-sharp Christopher Hitchens lets loose in Slate about Sarah Palin's war on science. He hits most of the high points - fruit flies, grizzlies, and creationism (but misses the overhead projector nonsense). In any case, it's worth a read, and I'll just leave you with his concluding paragraph, to set the scene

This is what the Republican Party has done to us this year: It has placed within reach of the Oval Office a woman who is a religious fanatic and a proud, boastful ignoramus. Those who despise science and learning are not anti-elitist. They are morally and intellectually slothful people who are secretly envious of the educated and the cultured. And those who prate of spiritual warfare and demons are not just "people of faith" but theocratic bullies. On Nov. 4, anyone who cares for the Constitution has a clear duty to repudiate this wickedness and stupidity.

Hitchens is such an elitist, and clearly not from Real America.

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