Are Democrats Really the "Pro-Science" Party?
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10-09-2012, 03:59 PM
Are Democrats Really the "Pro-Science" Party?
From RealClearPolitics.com

"A narrative has developed over the past several years that the Republican Party is anti-science. Recently, thanks to the ignorant remarks about rape made by Rep. Todd Akin, the Democrats have seized the opportunity to remind us that they are the true champions of science in America. But is it really true?

No. As we thoroughly detail in our new book, "Science Left Behind," Democrats are willing to throw science under the bus for any number of pet ideological causes – including anything from genetic modification to vaccines."

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/article...15367.html
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10-09-2012, 04:03 PM
RE: Are Democrats Really the "Pro-Science" Party?
Don't trust the source.

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10-09-2012, 04:13 PM
RE: Are Democrats Really the "Pro-Science" Party?
(10-09-2012 04:03 PM)Logica Humano Wrote:  Don't trust the source.

Logica, in your view, which are the trustable sources?
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10-09-2012, 04:19 PM
RE: Are Democrats Really the "Pro-Science" Party?
One that doesn't rave about a book that says "Science Left Behind" and brags about a fair and balanced argument.

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10-09-2012, 04:37 PM
RE: Are Democrats Really the "Pro-Science" Party?
http://www.usconstitution.net/xconst_A1Sec8.html

Quote:To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries

Both parties are obligated by the constitution.

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10-09-2012, 04:49 PM
RE: Are Democrats Really the "Pro-Science" Party?
(10-09-2012 04:37 PM)fstratzero Wrote:  To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries

This sounds like the basis for the patent system. I'm not getting the connection.
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10-09-2012, 06:06 PM (This post was last modified: 10-09-2012 06:13 PM by fstratzero.)
RE: Are Democrats Really the "Pro-Science" Party?
(10-09-2012 04:49 PM)Jeff Wrote:  
(10-09-2012 04:37 PM)fstratzero Wrote:  To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries

This sounds like the basis for the patent system. I'm not getting the connection.

pro·mote - /prəˈmōt/
Verb:
1. Further the progress of (something, esp. a
cause, venture, or aim); support or actively
encourage
2. Give publicity to (a product, organization, or
venture) so as to increase sales or public
awareness

The copyright part at the end is up to the scientists/artists.

There has been a lot of science that was given to the public through the use of open licensing. Also known as gpl or the bsd license. You should look up opensource science.

However I do think copy righting discoveries is in general a bad thing.

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10-09-2012, 06:16 PM
RE: Are Democrats Really the "Pro-Science" Party?
(10-09-2012 06:06 PM)fstratzero Wrote:  There has been a lot of science that was given to the public through the use of open licensing. Also known as gpl or the bsd license. You should look up opensource science.

I think when the article says pro-science it isn't referring to the promotion of science per se, but rather basing political arguments on scientific conclusions, or not.
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10-09-2012, 07:34 PM
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As much as you can expect from the 'GOP light' party.
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10-09-2012, 08:16 PM
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(10-09-2012 04:37 PM)fstratzero Wrote:  http://www.usconstitution.net/xconst_A1Sec8.html

Quote:To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries

Both parties are obligated by the constitution.

Neither party follows the Constitution. Have you ever read the Constitution? IF your answer is yes, then I would say that you haven't payed attention to politics very much since the creation of either party.

Also, shouldn't this thread be in the Politics section??

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