Relatively few scientists are Republicans, but there are days when I wonder why there are any at all. Here’s a quote from the reliably asinine Rick Santorum:
“[M]ost scientists unfortunately, those that certainly are advocating for this [embryonic stem cell research], and many others feel very little moral compulsion. It’s a utilitarian, materialistic view of doing whatever they can do to pursue their desired goals.”
I’m used to hearing that atheists are amoral, but hearing this said about scientists is new to me. Well, maybe Santorum doesn’t think there’s much of a difference. However, it’s a pretty sure bet that scientists have a higher approval rating than he does at the moment.
(Via Rob Knop via Mixed States.)