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« Reply #100 on: June 25, 2012, 06:06:57 pm »
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Your third talking point is the one that annoys me most.
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« Reply #101 on: June 25, 2012, 06:22:07 pm »
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Liberals are "nice people", conservatives are "nasty people"

The rich have a "fair share" that they must pay for welfare

South Africa is a better country now than in 1994

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I'm a little leery of the implications of not liking the third.
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« Reply #102 on: June 25, 2012, 06:34:06 pm »
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South Africa is a better country now than in 1994

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« Reply #103 on: June 26, 2012, 08:40:09 am »
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South Africa is a better country now than in 1994

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Cool! Now there's somebody we can talk to about all the talking points we hate, like "Black people are better off now than in 1964", "the 13th Amendment was a great idea", "Science is typically correct", things like that.
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« Reply #104 on: June 26, 2012, 10:10:11 am »
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South Africa is a better country now than in 1994

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Cool! Now there's somebody we can talk to about all the talking points we hate, like "Black people are better off now than in 1964", "the 13th Amendment was a great idea", "Science is typically correct", things like that.

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« Reply #105 on: June 26, 2012, 10:11:42 pm »
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"The Democrats are the party of Science"

especially when said by liberal arts majors
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« Reply #106 on: June 26, 2012, 10:29:31 pm »
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"The Democrats are the party of Science"

especially when said by liberal arts majors

It pisses you off because it's true. Wink
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« Reply #107 on: June 26, 2012, 10:41:31 pm »
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« Reply #108 on: June 26, 2012, 10:42:51 pm »
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"The Democrats are the party of Science"

especially when said by liberal arts majors

It pisses you off because it's true. Wink

Only if all of the scientific world consisted of evolution, embryonic stem cell research, and global warming. All of that together isn't worth terribly much when the left is constantly trying to divert educational resources toward arts and humanities fields and encouraging people to major in something other than hard science since whether a field is practical or useful should apparently not be a consideration (at least according to most of the people on this board). Most of the liberals who are complaining about federal funding for embryonic stem cell research don't even understand why we would want to fund it instead of using adult stem cells.
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« Reply #109 on: June 26, 2012, 10:50:29 pm »
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"The Democrats are the party of Science"

especially when said by liberal arts majors

It pisses you off because it's true. Wink

Only if all of the scientific world consisted of evolution, embryonic stem cell research, and global warming. All of that together isn't worth terribly much when the left is constantly trying to divert educational resources toward arts and humanities fields and encouraging people to major in something other than hard science since whether a field is practical or useful should apparently not be a consideration (at least according to most of the people on this board). Most of the liberals who are complaining about federal funding for embryonic stem cell research don't even understand why we would want to fund it instead of using adult stem cells.

Are you saying that everyone should major in "hard science"?
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« Reply #110 on: June 26, 2012, 10:51:04 pm »
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"The Democrats are the party of Science"

especially when said by liberal arts majors

It pisses you off because it's true. Wink

Only if all of the scientific world consisted of evolution, embryonic stem cell research, and global warming. All of that together isn't worth terribly much when the left is constantly trying to divert educational resources toward arts and humanities fields and encouraging people to major in something other than hard science since whether a field is practical or useful should apparently not be a consideration (at least according to most of the people on this board). Most of the liberals who are complaining about federal funding for embryonic stem cell research don't even understand why we would want to fund it instead of using adult stem cells.

The point is going over your head, I see. Democrats are the party of science because it's  overwhelmingly supported by scientists in a way that few parties around the world are.
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« Reply #111 on: June 26, 2012, 11:01:21 pm »
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"The Democrats are the party of Science"

especially when said by liberal arts majors

It pisses you off because it's true. Wink

Only if all of the scientific world consisted of evolution, embryonic stem cell research, and global warming. All of that together isn't worth terribly much when the left is constantly trying to divert educational resources toward arts and humanities fields and encouraging people to major in something other than hard science since whether a field is practical or useful should apparently not be a consideration (at least according to most of the people on this board). Most of the liberals who are complaining about federal funding for embryonic stem cell research don't even understand why we would want to fund it instead of using adult stem cells.

The point is going over your head, I see. Democrats are the party of science because it's  overwhelmingly supported by scientists in a way that few parties around the world are.

If you look at college faculty by field of study, the hard science fields are significantly less favorable to Democrats than social sciences. The Democrats are really more of the party of English Literature.
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« Reply #112 on: June 26, 2012, 11:03:16 pm »
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"The Democrats are the party of Science"

especially when said by liberal arts majors

It pisses you off because it's true. Wink

Only if all of the scientific world consisted of evolution, embryonic stem cell research, and global warming. All of that together isn't worth terribly much when the left is constantly trying to divert educational resources toward arts and humanities fields and encouraging people to major in something other than hard science since whether a field is practical or useful should apparently not be a consideration (at least according to most of the people on this board). Most of the liberals who are complaining about federal funding for embryonic stem cell research don't even understand why we would want to fund it instead of using adult stem cells.

Are you saying that everyone should major in "hard science"?

No, only that it should be encouraged and considered when awarding federal money to students. The government should be more interested in a return on its investment than it is.
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« Reply #113 on: June 27, 2012, 03:37:17 am »
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Education isn't and shouldn't be merely considered an "investment".
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« Reply #114 on: June 27, 2012, 05:35:07 am »
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I see that TJ has returned with this old stupid "only real hard sciences are good/useful/worthwhile" argument

I would like to thank him for including this argument in this thread, because it is a talking point which pisses me a whole lot.
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« Reply #115 on: June 27, 2012, 05:37:19 am »
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I believe that the technical term for someone who holds such views about higher education is 'dickhead'.
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« Reply #116 on: June 27, 2012, 07:01:15 am »
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It is always a bad sign for a thread when it is responsible for adding people to my ignore list.

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« Reply #117 on: June 27, 2012, 11:49:42 am »
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Treating higher education as only an "investment" is a terrible attitude to have.

Not everyone's sole purpose in life is to make money.
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« Reply #118 on: June 27, 2012, 11:53:44 am »
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« Reply #119 on: June 27, 2012, 03:14:53 pm »
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"The Democrats are the party of Science"

especially when said by liberal arts majors

It pisses you off because it's true. Wink

Only if all of the scientific world consisted of evolution, embryonic stem cell research, and global warming. All of that together isn't worth terribly much when the left is constantly trying to divert educational resources toward arts and humanities fields and encouraging people to major in something other than hard science since whether a field is practical or useful should apparently not be a consideration (at least according to most of the people on this board). Most of the liberals who are complaining about federal funding for embryonic stem cell research don't even understand why we would want to fund it instead of using adult stem cells.

The point is going over your head, I see. Democrats are the party of science because it's  overwhelmingly supported by scientists in a way that few parties around the world are.

The "science is defined as whatever a majority of scientists support" argument.
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« Reply #120 on: June 27, 2012, 03:17:00 pm »
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« Reply #121 on: June 27, 2012, 03:55:48 pm »
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     I see everyone is ignoring the point of TJ's argument, that being that the government should regard education as an investment, such that education does not become a sinkhole of taxpayer dollars.

     That said, a problem I see with that argument is that liberal arts majors seem to be able to pay off their loans too. If liberal arts majors were defaulting in large numbers, then pushing college students into hard sciences would make more sense as a policy.
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« Reply #122 on: June 27, 2012, 04:07:43 pm »
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What he's saying is that people who aren't majoring in science, especially the hard sciences, should not make claims as to who, if anybody, is the "party of science".
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« Reply #123 on: June 27, 2012, 04:09:45 pm »
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"Democrats are the party of the middle class"-Yeah if you are in a union job I think they would be. For any other middle class folks probably its probably a toss-up between the 2 parties.
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« Reply #124 on: June 27, 2012, 04:32:57 pm »
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"Democrats are the party of the middle class"-Yeah if you are in a union job I think they would be. For any other middle class folks probably its probably a toss-up between the 2 parties.

Sure, if you're white. But the middle class is not just white folks.
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