By definition, power always fight dirty.
Good science and technical knowledge always challenges power and power will always fight back – dirty.
The take over of many State’s and the national government by deeply conservative politics and politicians who promote anti-science and anti-intellectual behaviors is proof that the decades of pop science educational efforts are probably not only a waste of time and resources but counterproductive and actually cause attacks on science, facts and the scientists and professional intellectuals who produce the new knowledge. Continue reading
What is it about Republicans that seems to make them more credulous to fake news than Democrats?…susceptibility to fake news has its particular historical origin in Christian fundamentalism’s rejection of expert elites.