The neuroscience of why the GOP is like that
If you want to go deep on this subject, Mooney recently wrote up a study that explains why conservative antipathy to science is about ideology rather than education or intelligence:
… some cultural groups, aka conservatives, have a unique fallout with science for reasons tied up with the nature of modern American conservatism, such as its ideology, the growth of its think tank infrastructure, and so on.
Conservatives versus Science: A New Scientific Validation of the Republican War on Science (and Republican Brain), DeSmogBlog.
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