This Reuters article summarizes my greatest fear about the USA today: the growing hostility to science. And it’s not just the Evolution / Intelligent Design “debate” either. It really does seem like the whole concept of rational argument is being debased in this country. When scientific reasoning is reduced to “just another opinion” along with those of lobbyists and fringe groups when it comes to setting major policy in Government, you’ve got to worry where the country is going.
I live in the reality-based community, and so does most of the rest of the world. The US is in danger of being left behind.