2015/10/29/GOP and the Rise of Anti-Knowledge

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At present, however, a person can be blissfully ignorant of how to locate Kenya on a map, but know to a metaphysical certitude that Barack Obama was born there, because he learned it from Fox News. Likewise, he can be unable to differentiate a species from a phylum but be confident from viewing the 700 Club that evolution is "politically correct" hooey and that the earth is 6,000 years old.

And he may never have read the Constitution and have no clue about the Commerce Clause, but believe with an angry righteousness that the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional.


AuthorMike Lofgren +
Page typeLink +
SiteConsortiumnews +
Summary"Ben Carson's rise to the top of the [
"Ben Carson's rise to the top of the Republican presidential field shows that many Republicans, especially Christian fundamentalists, have decoupled from the real world – and are proud of it. The more that GOP candidates embrace "anti-knowledge" the more popular they become, as Mike Lofgren explains."
ar they become, as Mike Lofgren explains." +
Thing typeArticle +
TitleGOP and the Rise of Anti-Knowledge +
Title/shortGOP and the Rise of Anti-Knowledge +
TopicUS Republican Party +, Antiepistemics + and Ben Carson +
When posted29 October 2015 +
URL
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http://www.nationofchange.org/2015/10/30/gop-and-the-rise-of-anti-knowledge/ +