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These scientists just got sworn in to Congress — and they're ready for a fight

By Vice News

“Guess what? Now we have scientists. Now we have people who understand looking at data,” said Democrat Rep. Kim SchrierRead full story

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  • is science making a comeback? is reason making a comeback??

    Maybe that’s a classist thing to say, to expect that people use reason, to be reasonable? It’s supposed to be one of the few tools we have regardless of wealth and background, but that’s all fallen apart

  • De’Andre Crenshaw
    De’Andre CrenshawRetail Managment at CVS Pharmacy

    I’ve always found it alarming just how many lawmakers and elected officials come from housing, farming, and law but are tasked to legislate and regulate fields they have no background in. This is a good start but really we need more diversity in government and more willingness to listen and bring to the table the right voices on important issues.

  • Thank God! I don't think I'll be shocking anyone by saying that probably a solid half of Congress is composed of the stupidest 10% of Americans. This is a desperately needed step in the right direction. Plus, I have infinitely more trust in the moral compass of a scientist or an engineer than that of a lawyer or an executive.

    "'Scientists and actually most of the human beings on this planet understand that something is deeply wrong with what's happening to our climate,' the Democrat from Pennsylvania

    Thank God! I don't think I'll be shocking anyone by saying that probably a solid half of Congress is composed of the stupidest 10% of Americans. This is a desperately needed step in the right direction. Plus, I have infinitely more trust in the moral compass of a scientist or an engineer than that of a lawyer or an executive.

    "'Scientists and actually most of the human beings on this planet understand that something is deeply wrong with what's happening to our climate,' the Democrat from Pennsylvania said. 'Facts and science matter. And they should drive the conversation rather than what is currently happening, which is people who choose not to believe the truth.'"

  • Dr Gail Barnes
    Dr Gail BarnesPartner at Personify LLC

    "The age-old tactic of dismissing science by touting a lack of scientific expertise isn’t going to fly anymore." Indeed.

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