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Re: Mandarinate

Derb, the religious right is correct that a secularist orthodoxy reigns in much of the media and academia — and often, among people who are NOT biologists or geneticists — that would dismiss any challenge to the vaguest idea of evolutionary theory as the desperate yawps of mouth-breathing yokels without ever getting to the brass tacks of discussing fossils or the intricacies of the human body, in much the same way that people who are NOT climatologists or astrophysicists think that anyone who would critique the inevitability (don’t call it a “theory”) of global warming are hopeless capitalist tools. It’s annoying to watch TV news stars stare down their nose at those who question these ideas when they have no more personal grounding in science than Jonah says he does, or I do, with a degree in that real psuedo-science: “political science.”

Tim GrahamTim Graham is Director of Media Analysis at the Media Research Center, where he began in 1989, and has served there with the exception of 2001 and 2002, when served ...


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