Monday, November 03, 2003

The Religious Right Goes After Scientists Individually

U.S.-paid research place under moral microscope

Swept into the storm were three researchers from Emory University whose names appear on the lists. While they don't blame the NIH for responding to conservatives' concerns, they worry that what they see as an attempt to impose religious values on scientific research could suppress important studies, potentially costing lives.

Here's the problem.

Religion is about moral judgments. Science is a tool for figuring shit out.

The problem religious fanatics have with science are infinite and eternal: a religious fanatic does not want to figure shit out; a religious fanatic believes the answer to all questions is their religion.

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