Liberals: They Blinded Us With Science

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Two years later, CNN broadcast that same 1988 study, proclaiming: “A new report from CDC indicates that AIDS is on the rise on college campuses.”

A quarter-century later, and we’re still waiting for the big heterosexual AIDS outbreak.

But at least science achieved its primary purpose: AIDS was not stigmatized as a “gay disease.” Scientific facts were ignored so that science would be nonjudgmental. That was more important than the truth.

Liberal activists also gave us the alar scare in the late ’80S based on the studies of world renowned chemist and national treasure Meryl Streep.

Alar is a perfectly safe substance that had been used on apples since 1968 both to ripen and preserve the fruit. It made fresh fruit more accessible by allowing fruit pickers to make one sweep through the apple grove, producing ripe, fresh fruit to be distributed widely and cheaply.

But after hearing the blood-chilling testimony of Streep, hysterical soccer moms across America hopped in their Volvos, dashed to their children’s schools and ripped the apples from the little ones’ lunch boxes. “Delicious, McIntosh and Granny Smith” were added to “Hitler, Stalin and Mao” as names that will live in infamy.

The EPA proposed banning alar based on a study that involved pumping tens of thousands times more alar into rats than any human could possibly consume, and observing the results. The rats died — of poisoning, not tumors – but the EPA banned it anyway. Poor people went back to eating Twinkies instead of healthy fresh fruit.

Meanwhile, the World Health Organization advised against an alar ban and Europeans continued to eat fruit with alar in their nice warm houses powered by nuclear energy (halted in the U.S. thanks to the important work of Dr. Jackson Browne and Dr. Bonnie Raitt).

Other scientific theories developed in the laboratories of personal injury lawyers and TV networks included the left’s “cancer cluster” claim in the ’80s. The Centers for Disease Control investigated 108 alleged “cancer clusters” that had occurred between 1961 to 1983 and found no explanation for them other than coincidence — and a demonstrable proximity to someone with deep pockets.

As Yale epidemiologist Michael Bracken explained: “Diseases don’t fall evenly on every town like snow.” Random chance will lead some areas to have higher, sometimes oddly higher, numbers of cancer.

But just to be safe, we all better stop driving cars, eating off of clean dishes and using aerosol sprays.

Some of the other scientific studies and innovations that make liberals cry are: vaccines, IQ studies, breast implants and DDT.

After decades of this nonsense, The New York Times’ Paul Krugman has the audacity to brag that liberals believe the “truth should be determined by research, not revelation.” Yes — provided the “research” is conducted by trial lawyers and Hollywood actresses rather than actual scientists.

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  • Bookdoc

    I always find it amazing that liberals denounce Ann's articles without ever refuting any of her points. Another great column!

  • James Flavin

    I'm an American living in Iwaki, Japan-20 miles from the damaged reactors, Based on your advice about radiation, I'm staying put. I wonder if any trial lawyers out there would like to represent me in a suit against you, preferably in my birth state of Massachusetts.
    I can't think of a better state to get a fair hearing involving Ann Coulter. Before my computer crashes due to excess offers, I want to say that all the above is true-except that my decision to stay was in no way based on your advice. Just a cautionary warning about what could happen and how little real science would play in such a suit.

    • QuantumSam

      All my relatives in Japan are staying put because they figured that since they survived Hiroshima, the current situation would be easy.

    • tagalog

      Based upon even the panic-stricken news from such journalistic paragons as CBS, ABC, NBC, and Fox News, it appears that staying where you are in Japan will be just fine for your health.

      There's absolutely no advantage for you in suing Ann Coulter, since by your own written statement, you're not staying where you are because of what she has said in her article. So I bet your phone isn't ringing off the wall with calls from lawyers eager to sue for you. No realistic likelihood of a recovery there.

      • James Flavin

        Your exactly correct and that is why I made a point of saying that Ann's article did not affect my decision, The point that I was trying to make is that we are all vulnerable to people who don't take responsibility for their actions, and to juries who just want to make the pain to go away with "cash therapy. Ann, being a wee bit to the right, would make a near perfect target. If I were to claim that she had influenced me to stay, I would not have to prove any real damages, I could simply (and incorrectly) claim that on second thought I was suffering from anxiety and it was all her fault. Bottom line: It's my decision and my responsibility.

  • Jim

    Liberal science is a throw back to the religious methods of the middle ages. They rely on fear and attack those who do not buy their bag of nonsense. If they had a chance they would burn the dissenters at the stake. Now they just try to get them fired.

    Their motives and goals are so twisted that the normal mind can't believe any one could think the way the liberals do. Thus the public either ignores them or wonders what is the matter with them.

  • Liberty Clinger

    "You believe that reality is something objective, external, existing in its own right. You also believe that the nature of reality is self-evident… I tell you Winston that reality is not external. Reality exists in the human mind and nowhere else; not in the individual mind, which can make mistakes and in any case soon perishes; only in the mind of the Party, which is collective and immortal. Whatever the Party holds to be truth is truth… When we are omnipotent we shall have no more need of science." George Orwell – 1984

  • alexander

    Imbeciles like Krugman and our "save-the-world-celebrities" have an IQ below70, and that's why they do not like IQ studies.
    Is ALgor somewhere under the gigatons of snow hoping for a hot summer?

    • truthin

      AND YOUR EVIDENCE IS…?

    • Liberty Clinger

      Unfortunately Krugman is very intelligent, but so were Lenin, Stalin and Trotsky.

  • truthin

    FIrst of all, it's freaking HILARIOUS that Coulter is now taking an artice in the NYTimes as gospel. Second, I'm sorry that liberals have blinded you with science. We should let you continue to teach your creationism. Ann, you have just consigned yourself to the dustbin of history.

    • Liberty Clinger

      You missed or ignored the whole point. Ann Coulter says that American Leftists (Marxists and their useful idiots) are blinding us with perverted science – blinded by the oxymoron of false science.

    • nightspore

      You're not replying to the article – as usual.

      • USMCSniper

        That is because he has his lips pressed to Obama's hemmoroids.

  • theleastthreat

    The Left's last scientific breakthrough came when they made the big move in utensils from rocks to pointy sticks.

  • http://statebusinessclimate.com derekcrane

    Ann is correct about the theory of hormesis. The use of vitamin and mineral supplements are a good example of hormesis in practice. The substances we consume in a multi vitamin and mineral pill are highly toxic. Selenium, Molybdenum, Chromium and other ingredients will kill at relatively low doses, however, these substances are necessary for life and, indeed, enhance well-being when consumed at micro-doses. The poison is in the dose.