Thirty minutes into Hillary Clinton’s speech accepting the Democratic Party’s nomination for president, she made a simple admission that, in 2016, should not be remarkable but somehow was. “And, I believe in science!” she exclaimed. And then she laughed uncomfortably as the crowd applauded, perhaps uncomfortable themselves.Read Kopplin's full piece here.
This is bizarre, because in 2016, stating a belief in science should not be a line in a presidential candidate’s speech. Science is not up for debate. Science is not something one chooses to believe in because it flatters one’s partisan preferences. Science is a fact, and either people acknowledge reality or they do not.
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