Pew and the Democratic War on Science.

For the record, I don’t actually care if somebody believes in stuff like astrology. But fair’s fair, and if we’re going to have to listen to liberal elites sneering about creationists, said elites can take the time to explain why they don’t sneer at astrology devotees*:


For those limited to text: somewhere around 30% of Democrats believe in a whole range of New Age stuff, explicitly including astrology. This is roughly double the number of Republicans also surveyed. Similar numbers and ratio for conservatives/liberals**.

A quote for you, to roll this up:

A touchstone to determine the actual worth of an “intellectual”- find out how he feels about astrology. – Robert Heinlein

I would have added that quote attributed to G.K. Chesterton about the implications of ceasing to believe in God, but the actual quote is hard to pin down.

Moe Lane

*And before anybody starts muttering about enshrining beliefs into policy, kindly explain why the Democrats want to subsidize ‘alternative medicine’ in their health care rationing bill.

**And as an aside, it’s a real pity that Pew didn’t poll for anti-vaccination sentiment.

Crossposted to Moe Lane.