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New House GOP better for science -- by a micron
New House GOP better for science -- by a micron

For many thinking Americans, the anti-intellectual core of Republican Party policies was made real during a 2007 primary debate among its 11 presidential candidates, when three raised their hands to say they doubted the theory of evolution. More recently we've had climate-change deniers and skeptics placed in top GOP posts in Congress. Among them is Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, whose efforts to inject politics into government grantmaking procedures as chairman of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology we've reported on here and here. But Josh Krisch reports today for Scientific American that there are glimmers of light in what writer Chris Mooney memorably...