Sarah Palin Doesn’t Understand Science

October 25, 2008

Where does a lot of that earmark money end up anyway? […] You’ve heard about some of these pet projects they really don’t make a whole lot of sense and sometimes these dollars go to projects that have little or nothing to do with the public good. Things like fruit fly research in Paris, France. I kid you not. [Hearty laughter from the Real Americans in the background.]

– Potential Future Vice-President Sarah Palin

Oh Sarah, if only there wasn’t a non-zero possibility that you could be the next vice-president of the United States, your complete lack of understanding about basic science research would be funny.

No, now it’s just scary.

Basic science gets results. Even stuff that the ‘Real America’ can appreciate. Well, maybe not appreciate. I guess ‘use’ would be the right word. Science is too ‘hard’ for them to appreciate something as marvelous as a refrigerator (thermodynamics, anyone?). Or, say, a computer (electrical engineering… though it owes a lot to electromagnetism). Yeah, and that silly ‘fruit fly research,’ even (“genetics… what has that done for me lately…”).

Maybe God should stop blessing America and start putting a little more intelligence (or common sense) in our ‘Real’ counterparts.

Sigh.

Two more weeks!

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2 Responses to “Sarah Palin Doesn’t Understand Science”

  1. Kenny said

    I agree with Sarah, she’s obviously a visionary. :-)

  2. Mrs. O said

    Oh man I heard that this morning and it drove me nuts!! I found this article on dailykos by a molecular biologist that sums it up…

    http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2008/10/25/01849/495/116/641613

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