The Editorial Board at the Oklahoman (motto: “The State’s Most Trusted News”) wants to roll back the clock to before the Enlightenment. Mixing Science and Politics, they argue, would result in bad public policy:
Science doesn’t exist independent of political considerations, even in its most basic research applications. When science is used to actively foster a political agenda, things can get even worse. Currently, environmentalists are pushing for tax policies to discourage the use of fossil fuels, citing the “science” of global warming.
Oh yeah…the Oklahoman is owned by oil and gas billionaire Philip Anschutz.