Last year, The Pew Research Center for People and the Press reported that 55% of scientists say they are Democrats, 32% say they are independents, and a scant 6% say they are Republicans.
Who knew? It's an interesting finding, and you might find yourself wondering, as I do, why that's the case, and what might explain it.
In an article in Slate, Daniel Sarewitz, co-director of the Consortium for Science, Policy, and Outcomes at Arizona State University, concludes that the Democrats' scientist-majority is advancing findings that support a Democratic agenda:
Think about it: The results of climate science, delivered by...