John Stossel on the Anti-Science Left



This year is the 10th anniversary of a book called The Republican War on Science. I could just as easily write a book called The Democratic War on Science. The conflict conservatives have with science is mostly caused by religion. Some religious conservatives reject evolution, and some oppose stem cell research. But neither belief has a big impact on our day-to-day lives. Species continue to evolve regardless of what conservatives believe, and if conservatives ban government funding of stem cell research, private investors will continue the work. By contrast, writes John Stossel, the left's bad ideas about science do more harm.