Scientists keep naming discoveries after Obama

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  1. Space_Time

    Space_Time Well-Known Member

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    Should we inject politics into scientific nomenclature? Shouldn't we name things after their characteristics or discoverers? Does this show a bias toward the Left by the scientific community?

     
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    WillReadmore Well-Known Member

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    Hmmm.

    Are there Republican champions of science who should have their names immortalized as being so?
     
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    HereWeGoAgain Well-Known Member

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    The trump rump. The pee tapeworm. And if you have an STD now, it is generically referred to as The Donald.
     
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    XploreR Well-Known Member

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    If there is a bias toward the left by scientists, it's probably for a good reason. . .possibly because the left generally supports science more strongly. Could the fact that those from the "right" tend to see science & religion as competitors, and a large portion of them are fundamentalist Christians who support science neither intellectually or financially, and argue against many of science's core revelations about the nature of reality.
     
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    HereWeGoAgain Well-Known Member

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    And scientists can name their discovery after anyone or anything they want.

    If they discover a gene for lying they can name it the trump gene.
     
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    republicans generally being science illiterates and deniers why is it surprising that nothing is named after them...to be republican means being anti-science...
     
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    As far as I can tell, the only science liberals believe in is Eugenics.
     

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