Spreading Pseudoscience: 5 Reasons Why Some Liberals Are as Bad as Conservatives

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With the recent measles outbreak in Disneyland being linked to largely unvaccinated districts in Southern California, it is apparent that we are in the midst of a time when misinformation is running rampant. Although anti-science sentiment has historically been found in highly religious and deeply conservative rural areas, these anti-vaxxers reside predominantly in affluent liberal communities like Marin County.

Additionally (and disappointingly), similar anti-science rhetoric is coming from prominent left-wing figures like liberal talk show host Bill Maher. As a liberal myself — and especially as a scientist — I find the present situation to be particularly disturbing.

There is indeed a real problem, but problems have solutions. And the first step to solving problems is to identify and understand them. With that in mind, below is a list of five reasons why some liberals are just as bad, or at least almost, as creationism-believing conservatives when it comes to spreading pseudoscience.

1. Homeopathy

Walk into a Whole Foods grocery store — which can be found in just about any over-privileged, predominantly white neighborhood — and you’re bound to find two things: overenthusiastic liberal extremists and homeopathic remedies for everything from the flu —> Read More Here

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