by Edd Doerr
Charles Blow's NY Times column on 12/7/12 contained this info on the political affiliations of scientists, per a 2009 survey by the Pew Research Center: 6% Republican; 55% Democrat; 32% Independent. And by ideology: 9% Conservative; 52% Liberal; 35% Moderate.
In Nov, La Gov Bobby Jindal said of the GOP: "We need to stop being the dumb party." Yet Jindal signed legislation to authorize teaching creationism in public schools and to provide public funding to private church-run schools that push creationism. Indiana Gov Mitch Daniels signed similar legislation. Ky, where Romney beat Obama by 23 points, has a Creationism Museum that will benefit from $43 million in public funds. In June Gallup found that 58% of Republicans believe that God created humans in their present form within the last 10,000 years; most Dems and independents disagreed.