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1 Skip Intro  Jun 3, 2014 7:42:29am

Speaking of Crazy Eyes,

Victoria Osteen On Why It’s OK To Pray For A Parking Spot

huffingtonpost.com

2 calochortus  Jun 3, 2014 8:17:04am

re: #1 Skip Intro

If that’s not “dumbing down prayer” for her, I’d hate to know what the rest of her prayers sound like.

3 nines09  Jun 3, 2014 9:35:36am

And I guess the logical conclusion is that praying to find the right dress is OK too. I’m sure that requests like that are high on the “to do list” of any creator or deity. War, pestilence, famine, natural and man made catastrophes are considered, I’m sure. Bubble head.

4 team_fukit  Jun 3, 2014 10:10:24am

interesting University of New Hampshire survey posted at Gawker and Mother Jones:

Americans Are Big Believers In Science, If You Ignore the Tea Partiers

POLL: Tea Party Members Really, Really Don’t Trust Scientists

This is pretty striking: The first three political groups—Democrats, independents, and non-tea party Republicans—all trust scientists on the environment. But then you come to tea party members, and suddenly, distrust in scientists soars. The numbers are stark: 60 percent of traditional Republicans trust scientists on the environment, versus only 28 percent of tea partiers.

Hamilton says he’s surprised by the strength of these results. “I didn’t realize it would be at the level of division that it was,” says Hamilton. He adds that while Republicans and tea partiers in New Hampshire aren’t precisely the same in all respects as they are elsewhere in America, “in general, New Hampshire is not drastically unrepresentative.” When it comes to tea partiers and more traditional Republicans on the national level, Hamilton says that he “would expect similar gaps to show up.”

So what’s going on with this plummeting trust in scientists on the ideological right? The main factor, Hamilton thinks, is that the highly polarized climate issue is leading climate deniers to break up with scientists in general. “Climate change is sort of bleeding over into a lower trust in science across a range of issues,” says Hamilton. That means the consequences are not limited to the climate issue. “The critiques of climate science work by often arguing that science is corrupt, and then that spills over to other kinds of science,” Hamilton observes. Prior research has found that watching Fox News, in particular, leads to a declining trust in climate scientists.

5 nines09  Jun 3, 2014 10:27:20am

re: #4 team_fukit

“Prior research has found that watching Fox News, in particular, leads to a declining trust in climate scientists.”
That about sums up the right wing. Ignorance can be taught, and news can be bought. Yellow journalism at it’s Zenith.


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