“Well-informed conservatives realize that much of what passes for science today is deeply compromised.”
Lawrence Solomon writes in the Financial Post:
The better educated you are, the more likely you are to put your trust in science, or so says what scientists call the “knowledge deficit model” of scientific literacy. So why do conservatives become more and more skeptical of the scientific establishment on issues such as global warming as they become more and more educated? And why do conservatives, who once held science in very high regard, now hold it in relatively poor odour?..