The main problem today, both "progressives" and "conservatives" are ignorant--most just aren't willing to admit it--
" . . . if we are going to be hard on Conservatives for being anti-science/anti-facts we should be equally hard if not harder on Progressives for doing the same thing because the stakes are no less dire." (source infra)
Daily Kos: Yes, you are willfully ignorant. No, I don't have to respect you.: "Furthermore, GMO is a developing technology and may one day help alleviate world hunger, but the anti-GM hysteria caused by GMO truthers is making it very hard for this to be accomplished: Most ironic is the self-fulfilling critique that many activists now use. Greenpeace calls golden rice a “failure,” because it “has been in development for almost 20 years and has still not made any impact on the prevalence of vitamin A deficiency.” But, as Ingo Potrykus, the scientist who developed golden rice, has made clear, that failure is due almost entirely to relentless opposition to GM foods—often by rich, well-meaning Westerners far removed from the risks of actual vitamin A deficiency." (read more at link above)
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