Thomas Gallatin / May 11, 2022

The ‘Party of Science’ Is in Fact Anti-Science

Democrats disingenuously attempt to use science to rubber-stamp their leftist political agenda.

Leftists love to proclaim that they are the ones on the side of “science.” Excuse us — Science™. They do so as they point the finger of condemnation at Republicans, accusing them of being “anti-science” and therefore representing an existential threat to not only science but to society itself.

If judging by the percentage of Democrat faculty members in America’s institutions of higher learning is the parameter used to determine which political party is most affiliated with scientists, one might have an argument. Yet whatever the political persuasion of the majority of American scientists, it is not a legitimate scientific metric for determining which party platform most stands on the science.

Nevertheless, the perception remains that Democrats are the “party of science,” and this is thanks in large part to both the mainstream media and academia. But a look at the party’s policies reveals not a party standing for science but rather a party standing in opposition to science.

Just one glaring example that demonstrates this reality is the Democrats’ stance on abortion. As Democrats have become ideologically committed to not only maintaining the legality of abortion but even declaring it a “human right,” the science on abortion has actually gone in the opposite direction. There is now no longer any question when it comes to the science as to whether or not a preborn baby is indeed a human being. Scientific reality supports and upholds the arguments of the pro-life position.

The question of when life begins has been answered — at conception. It is no longer merely a faith-based assertion but a scientifically certified reality.

However, when the question of when life begins is raised to the Democrats, the response is decidedly unscientific. Often the answer given is not an answer at all but an emotionally laden straw man — screams that Republicans are attempting to exert control over the bodies of women. Of course, what is missing in that asinine claim is any acknowledgement of or concern for the body of the preborn human.

We could go on to point out the other issue de jour: “transgenderism.” People are born boys or girls, with XY or XX chromosome pairings. There’s no such thing, scientifically, as a boy deciding he’s really a girl.

And then there’s masks for COVID. The science is at best ambiguous on whether masks are effective, but anyone who doesn’t wear one in certain circumstances is hectored (or worse), and many leftists have developed a devotion to masking that is far more religious than scientific.

Or take climate change. Even assuming the earth’s climate is changing does not say anything about the government policies best suited to address it. But conservatives are labeled “science deniers” if they dare question subsidies for electric vehicles, carbon tax credits, emissions regulations, solar power, and so on.

The truth is that Democrats have no scientific foundation upon which to rest their ideologically driven political positions. Indeed, their political party generally stands in opposition to the science.

Knowing that science is widely viewed as objective — and, when done properly, it is the closest that naturally biased humanity can get to objectivity — Democrats have sought to cultivate themselves as the one party committed to standing on science. The clear marketing message being sent is that the Democrat Party is therefore the more objectively based political party. But the great irony is that between the two major parties’ policies, it’s the Republicans who are more scientifically consistent. Democrats treat science like a wax nose, constantly twisting it to serve their political goals when more often than not it counters them.

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