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Why does nobody consider science or capitalism sacrosanct? [closed]

I do not know any country in the world that jails people for "blaspheming" against science. People are free to say evolution is just a theory. Nobody says "that's blasphemy, jail him". We may think ...
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Is political economy and its critique bourgeois science? [closed]

Is political economy, and its critique by historical materialism and dialectical materialism, a bourgeois science? One approach to the history of social science in Bukharin (N.I. Bukharin. "...
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Are many laws adopted with unscientific (pseudoscientific or untested) foundations? [closed]

I often saw many laws in various countries were adopted because various premises, like religious, national (which in mostly are not national, but those the one want to be national) or simply they ...
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Examples of European political parties/movements that put emphasis on science and technology and why so few?

The US Transhumanist party is small party that put emphasis on science and technology for fulfilling the aspirations of humanity. Indeed - there are very, very few limits in science. E.g. inertial ...
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How is innovation measured in private-public partnerships?

It is great that governments invest in innovation and research. Specifically in research done by private public partnerships, they do a lot of controlling to track budget, but how do they measure the ...
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Do wrong beliefs threaten democracy? [closed]

According to this video (from @3:05 to 3:40), Neil deGrasse Tyson says believing in something that is wrong threatens democracy. But this... but this whole thing-- it's just a symptom of a larger ...
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Why did the EU Council also suggest homeopathic products to treat animals beside conventional drugs?

This EU Council Regulation from 1999 argues about organic livestock production regulation: (..) when animals become sick or injured, they should be treated immediately by giving preference to ...
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Why should people other than political scientists become or be allowed to be politicians? [closed]

Why should people other than political scientists become or be allowed to be politicians? Since one ought to guess that political scientists would have broadest knowledge of history and empiricism of ...
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How long has the STEM movement for women existed [closed]

A simple question. How long has the social/political drive for the idea of "Women in STEM" been around? Lately, it feels as though a stigma has been attached to non-STEM degrees/jobs if you are a ...
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Why is the Trump Administration often labeled as anti-science?

Is there any evidence that Trump and his administration are anti-science? And since when has the equation been drawn between conservatism and anti-science sentiment? Allegations (from, for example, ...
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AGIL scheme of Talcott Persons

I feel very lost in my sciences politics and now we're talking about functionalism, more especially about Talcott Persons and his AGIL scheme... It seems so abstract to me :/ So what I want to ask ...
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Why fund the research in pure mathematics?

I post this question on politics.se, as suggested by this answer of Bjørn Kjos-Hanssen. The research in pure mathematics has (generally) no other choice that being funded by public organizations ...
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Is support for nuclear energy correlated with other political positions?

I was recently told by a right-wing Japanese person that in Japan, right-wingers are more likely to support nuclear energy than left-wingers. It's previously appeared to me that in the USA and ...
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What is it that “97% of climate scientists” actually believe about global warming?

It is widely known that reporting on polls must be done with careful consideration. I have often heard that their is a scientific consensus on global warming and can no longer be denied, that 97% of ...
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Why is denying global warming associated with conservatives?

I'm not asking for arguments about whether global warming is true. I'm asking why denying the presence of global warming is primarily associated with a conservative political affiliation. I am ...
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In US politics, what are the grounds for the Republican opposition to alternative energy?

(DISCLAIMER: I am asking this in the most non-partisan way possible. Please no arguments or mudslinging!) What are the Republican party's premises for opposing alternative energy in place of fossil ...
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Are there any states that require leaders to respect empirical studies?

It's possible to divide policy positions into two broad categories: X is good/bad - for example: Smoking is bad Home-ownership is good Bovine tuberculosis is bad X will encourage/discourage Y - for ...