May 09, 2014
It’s Kinda Fun To Watch Them Scramble

Jonathan Chait watches Charles Krauthammer and George Will so you don’t have to. It appears they have concluded that, as Chait’s post is titled, “All Science Is Wrong”.

To watch Will and Krauthammer grasp for rationales to cast doubt on an established scientific field merely because its findings pose a challenge to their ideological priors is a depressing, and even harrowing, study in the poisonous effects of dogma upon a once-healthy brain. They have amassed an impressive array of sound bites and factoids, and can render them with convincing gravitas, and yet their underlying reasoning is absolutely bonkers. The analogy Krauthammer suggests of the rain man — an authority figure possessed of commanding prestige despite lacking even rudimentary analytic powers — turns out to be apt; only he is describing himself.
Posted by Chuck Dupree at May 09, 2014 03:26 PM
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"Once-healthy?" Where's your evidence?

Posted by: Fast Eddie on May 9, 2014 4:34 PM
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