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A Pew Research Poll says that most Americans believe in science and believe scientists are trustworthy, reliable, accurate, and probably saving our lives. However, the same survey shows that more than half of all Americans choose to believe the scientists are wrong in areas where the science contradicts their biases.

A Pew Research Poll says that most Americans believe in science and believe scientists  are trustworthy, reliable, accurate, and probably saving our lives. However, the same survey shows that more than half of all Americans choose to believe the scientists are wrong in areas where the science contradicts their biases.

The poll, released yesterday, shows that this poo-pooing of scientists crosses political lines; for instance, we're all aware of the preponderance of data supporting evolution. While 98% of scientists support this, only 65% of the public supports evolution.

But liberals shouldn't feel smug: 88% of the members of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) support eating genetically modified food, but only 37% of the general public agrees.

This is one of the reasons the lack of quality public education is such a dangerous thing.

Also why zombies, vampires, and the Koch brothers are so trendy these days.

But it's not completely depressing; a new poll conducted by the New York Times, Stanford University, and the non-profit Resources for the future indicates that two-thirds of Americans support doing something about climate change. That two-thirds includes 48% of all Republicans.

It's back. 12 hours hosted by Joel Hodgson.

It's back. It's on the internet, which is where Science 3000 always meant the Mystery Science Theater to be. (And has been for years, thanks to fans, so nice to see Shout Factory admitting it.)

Tom Servo
Tom "Turkey" Servo

Catch it here or even here
on Thanksgiving.

You're on your own figuring out how to watch while your parents are glaring at you across the dinner table when your behavior prompts grandmom to tell stories of the olden days when tv was watched on tv. Thanks a lot.

Six movies, 12 hours hosted by Joel Hodgson, with new introductions by Mr. Hodgson.