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October 30, 2011

The crazy anti-science people

The rejection of science by the Republican party and its rabid base is quite extraordinary. To reject evolution is to reveal oneself to be a pre-Enlightenment person living in post-Enlightenment world.

The correlation of pre-Enlightenment thinking with religion is clear. Religious people fear (correctly) that science undermines religious faith and so they can be easily manipulated by big business to reject science and devalue evidence and data because of their belief in the value of 'faith', which is merely a synonym for prejudice and gut feelings.

In this clip from The Daily Show, Republican strategist Noelle Nikpour seems to be even dumber than Lord Monckton, in that she never seems to catch on that she is being primed to say crazy things that will make her look like a fool. How can such a stupid person ever acquire the label of 'strategist'?

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I thought Noelle Nikpour was in on the gag, pretending to be a clueless Republican. Once again, real Republicans are hard to distinguish from their satirical counterparts.

Posted by Robert Allen on October 30, 2011 05:03 PM

Assif Mandvi is my new hero. I wouldn't have been able to conduct the interview with Ms. Nikpour with a straight face as he did.

Posted by Tim on October 30, 2011 11:04 PM