Do you think that most peoples opinions on many science related issues are biased, according to their political or religious stances?
It is going to be very difficult for me to word what I’m trying to ask, but I’ll try here. According to this article, along with many others, Republicans and Democrats seem very divided on topics such as manmade global warming and evolution. The article says that the issue of manmade global warming is likely to be divided based upon political stances, while the topic of man evolving from lower life forms is likely to be divided based upon religious reasons (or lack of).
What I’m really trying to ask here is not whether Republicans, Democrats, conservatives or liberals are biased when forming their opinions on many science related topics. However, I’m asking whether you, as an individual, allow your religious or political beliefs to influence where you stand on topics like manmade global warming, man evolving from lower life forms, etc?
I’m asking this question because I’m amazed at how divided that many topics related to the natural sciences are, according to a person’s stance on economic, political and religious issues.