October 28, 2008

Contempt for Knowledge and Learning

scThat's exactly what it is.  Read this insightful essay on some recent "anti-elitist" and frankly anti-science talk from the campaign trail of Gov. Palin. 

"Those who despise science and learning are not anti-elitist. They are morally and intellectually slothful people who are secretly envious of the educated and the cultured. And those who prate of spiritual warfare and demons are not just "people of faith" but theocratic bullies. On Nov. 4, anyone who cares for the Constitution has a clear duty to repudiate this wickedness and stupidity."

And she just made that stuff up about Paris.

(tip to PZ)