Scientific American is the oldest magazine in the nation and one of the most prestigious scientific publications in the world. Over the years, it’s been known by all rational thinkers to be a politically neutral publication. I say rational thinkers because when you live in a fantasy world like conservatives do, facts end up having a “liberal bias.”
While they didn’t say “Vote for Hillary,” there can be only one possible interpretation. The editors of the magazine have come together to create an absolutely blistering condemnation of one Donald J. Trump.
The highlights of the article are as follows:
One of the two major party candidates for the highest office in the land has repeatedly and resoundingly demonstrated a disregard, if not outright contempt, for science. Donald Trump also has shown an authoritarian tendency to base policy arguments on questionable assertions of fact and a cult of personality.
Scientific American is not in the business of endorsing political candidates. But we do take a stand for science—the most reliable path to objective knowledge the world has seen—and the Enlightenment values that gave rise to it.
The current presidential race, however, is something special. It takes antiscience to previously unexplored terrain. When the major Republican candidate for president has tweeted that global warming is a Chinese plot, threatens to dismantle a climate agreement 20 years in the making and to eliminate an agency that enforces clean air and water regulations, and speaks passionately about a link between vaccines and autism that was utterly discredited years ago, we can only hope that there is nowhere to go but up.
That’s just how bad it’s become in American politics. The oldest, most well-regarded and historically politically neutral entities in academics are now saying “Never Trump.”
He truly is wildly dangerous when it come to the scientific frontier in America. He’ll say anything he needs to in order to get support because he just doesn’t care. If he’d lose our coastal areas to rising oceans, he’d brag about increasing inland people’s property value by turning it into a beach.