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I&I/TIPP Poll: The Distrust Of Scientists
Is Widespread — Including On
COVID Vaccines

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Posted By: RockyTCB, 9/13/2021 7:42:22 AM

From coronavirus vaccines and the virus’ origin to climate change, a substantial portion of the country distrusts scientists to do their jobs honestly and capably. The latest data from the September Issues & Insights/TIPP Poll also found significant differences among Americans of different political views, reflecting a growing politicization of science in America. The I&I/TIPP poll asked Americans “how much trust do you place in scientists” in three areas of science prominent in today’s headlines: “vaccine safety,” “climate change,” and “coronavirus origin.” Overall, among the three, vaccine safety was tops

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Reply 1 - Posted by: WhamDBambam 9/13/2021 7:45:21 AM (No. 912840)
They politicized themselves in order to play with the cool kids. They have a long road back to respectability.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Clinger 9/13/2021 7:57:49 AM (No. 912855)
I'm so confused. Am I the greatest threat to the country because I drive a pickup or am I the greatest threat to the country because of my pocket constitution? We just learned that 26 of 27 scientists who signed the paper insisting that COVID could not have come from the lab have ties to the China and that very lab. Humans are flawed, we Christians call it original sin. The power to dictate over other humans will be abused. Lord Acton was 100% accurate. People in positions of power should not be trusted regardless of the title they hold and field they represent. The answer. limited power. Our direction, more power in the hands of the few over the many.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Heil Liberals 9/13/2021 7:57:51 AM (No. 912856)
Scientists, like many people can be bought. When you look at Faucci and know there are many more like him, then skepticism is justified and necessary.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Anti_democRAT 9/13/2021 8:13:07 AM (No. 912884)
All our institutions jumped the shark. It is the elemental pile theory, all that iscleftvof them isca steaming pile of manure. Don't believe a word from any of the so called authorities anymore.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: NeverForget 9/13/2021 8:19:58 AM (No. 912889)
I trust science. Not necessarily scientists.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Sorosisbehindit 9/13/2021 8:20:24 AM (No. 912892)
Scientists are easy to buy with grant money. Doctors are my biggest disappointment! They put themselves at risk financially, when they got into deep debt for their education. They put themselves at risk mentally, when they stopped thinking critically and blindly follow CDC directives.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: bpl40 9/13/2021 8:21:44 AM (No. 912893)
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Reply 8 - Posted by: zephyrgirl 9/13/2021 8:33:33 AM (No. 912905)
Scientists sold out years ago for grant money, and now are reaping the consequences - no one believes them. I used to have some faith in the CDC, the FDA and the medical profession. No longer. I have more faith in my common sense than these government and corporate hacks.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: tsquare 9/13/2021 8:43:15 AM (No. 912921)
Distrust of science is a good thing. “Science” once believed in, for example, miasmas and hemispherectomies. My junior high scimce text said it was impossible to exceed the speed of sound. Its a good thing that these were distrusted. “Science” once believed in malthusian predictions…those have proven to be false. Science poseurs make all forms of claims…eventually one may prove to right. While our societies progress on the complex interaction of economy, politics, technologies, beliefs, science plays just one role…and the history of science shows that scientific pronouncements are frequently wrong…so distrust/uncertainty is necessary.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: BarryNo 9/13/2021 9:10:13 AM (No. 912939)
Up to this point, scientists restrained themselves to playing politics between scientists. An argument among peers, that sometimes advanced knowledge, sometimes hindered it, but affected no one outside of academic circles. The Democrats, began wielding 'Expert Advice' like cudgels and took up whatever seemed most advantageous to their end game - their 'narrative'. Science, which had sprung from the inspiration of the Bible, to seek out God's Truth, and discover the Facts that created that Truth, transformed into lies and falsehoods, holding a kernel of truth with which to lure and distract the listener. But they were clumsy. Even untrained individuals could tell, after their predictions failed, that they had some other motivation than Fact and used Fiction where they should have provided documentation and research. They are not interested in 'Facts' anymore, but in providing cover for their Patrons' truths which resemble nothing more than mad ravings and selfish cravings. Under people like these, science is dead. And only the lies of those driven mad by power and privilege are presented as the new 'gospels'. And scientists are nothing more than jackals lurking at the heels of predatory politicians gleaning scraps from their offal.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: NamVet70 9/13/2021 9:15:08 AM (No. 912946)
I started reading the article and looking at the bar graphs. Something immediately looked wrong. After studying the graphs a few minutes I realized that I was trying to understand them through a traditional view where the positive axis increases to the right. These graphs were created by someone with a completely different worldview. Positive values were to the left and negative values were on the right. The author must be a devout leftist to get something so basic completely backwards!
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Reply 12 - Posted by: chance_232 9/13/2021 9:21:20 AM (No. 912954)
The takeaway isn't that Republicans are distrustful of "scientists", but that democrats will believe anything that they are spoon fed. I used to trust scientists. Until I knew enough myself to question their findings, knew enough to know when someone is blowing smoke up my shorts, and finally saw that scientists are generally more concerned with cash grants, reputation, prestige. awards and party invitations than they are with the science.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: dwa 9/13/2021 9:41:03 AM (No. 912996)
The problem with scientists now, is that they no longer follow the scientific method. It used to be that a hypothesis was proposed and then data collected and that data would either prove or disprove that hypothesis. Now a hypothesis is proposed and data collected but the data collected is to prove the hypothesis and that which does not prove it is discarded. In other words, the outcome is predetermined. We've seen this repeatedly with so called global warming data. Democrats have even ruined science.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: skacmar 9/13/2021 9:48:28 AM (No. 913008)
Facts, just the facts. That is all that the scientists should be concerned about. Unfortunately, too many now look for facts to fit their particular political agenda. Scientists are not even hiding this anymore. A scientist from the Center to Prevent Climate Change is 100 guaranteed to always present data to support climate change. Just once, I would like to see one Climate change scientist show data that does not support their agenda. If they did this, people might start to trust them again.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: MickTurn 9/13/2021 10:07:51 AM (No. 913042)
"Scientists" have sold their souls to get government grants...and to get them they have to put on their knee pads to pray to the politicians. This needs to be ended, totally. No Grants, most of them are studies on crap anyway!
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Reply 16 - Posted by: DVC 9/13/2021 11:16:57 AM (No. 913164)
"Scientists" got on the political gravy train with the fraud of MMGW, then the follow-on fraud of "climate .change". Many of us out here in the real world have had substantial training in science and math and are not fooled by the political lies that they have been pumping. These "scientists" have been systematically destroying their credibility by lying to us for decades. At this point, if someone says "I'm a scientist, you need to believe me." my skepticism jumps way up. I figure this means he is getting ready to lie again. Covering up the huge death and injury rate from these never previously used mRNA "vaccines" has been a huge lie, and will be eventually known. This is rightly killing trust in docs and scientists. They lied and lots of people have died, and many more will yet die due to their lies.
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