Re: why would we let Christian republicans control science?
Because the people who elected them don't believe in evolution, think some women deserve to be raped, are shortsighted enough to know that the worst aspects of our addiction to fossil fuels will hit long after they die and generally just hate science and smart people because they, themselves are generally ignorant and intimidated by intelligence.
Originally Posted by blue adept
Once these idiots are elected, they use their influence over their sheep and muscle themselves on to those committees in an effort to not only promote their own narrow-minded views on life in general, but to position themselves to reap the financial rewards of lots of political committee connections.
Sorry if I'm being too literal, but the fact that people like this ARE in a position of authority on matters in which they are woefully inadequate to effectively police (both in terms of intelligence and moral fortitude) is just too depressing for words.
Apples are good,
Oranges are bad,
Lemons are rude,
Bananas are perverted,
And kumquats are just, plain evil...