A slavish devotion to narrow ideology has led many people to reject overwhelming scientific consensus as nothing but a plot by malevolent forces to control ordinary people's lives. If you think that sentence describes conservative skeptics of global warming, congratulations — you're right. If you think it describes liberal opponents of genetically modified crops, congratulations — you're right again. Progressives have gotten a lot of mileage mocking conservatives' truculent refusal to accept scientific conclusions. But, A. Barton Hinkle points out that the left has exhibited similar truculence on another subject: genetically modified organisms
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