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December 18, 2013

Govt Blew $400,000 To Study Intelligence Of Tea Party Members - Found Out Tea Party Members Had Better Scientific Comprehension Than Non-TP Members

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What a waste of our taxpayer dollars - likely spent to show the Tea Party as stupid!

To be perfectly clear, this study was not conducted by the Tea Party, it was a study conducted by Yale Law professor Dan M. Kahan, who was conducting an analysis of the scientific comprehension of various political groups when he ran into the 'shocking' discovery that tea party supporters are more scientifically literate than the non-tea party population.

Professor Kahan's reaction - in his own words:

I've got to confess, though, I found this result surprising. As I pushed the button to run the analysis on my computer, I fully expected I'd be shown a modest negative correlation between identifying with the Tea Party and science comprehension.

But then again, I don't know a single person who identifies with the Tea Party. All my impressions come from watching cable tv -- & I don't watch Fox News very often -- and reading the "paper" (New York Times daily, plus a variety of politics-focused internet sites like Huffington Post & Politico).

I'm a little embarrassed, but mainly I'm just glad that I no longer hold this particular mistaken view.

Perhaps the professor might now consider watching Fox News more often and avoid reading the BS and propaganda in the liberal rags and blogs.

Posted by Hyscience at December 18, 2013 8:24 AM

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