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America Founded as a Scientific Nation

America Founded as a Scientific Nation | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

Many conservative Christians insist that America was founded as a Christian Nation, despite the absence of any evidence that would support this. In contrast, there is some evidence for the idea that America was founded as a "scientific" nation. What I mean is that principles of science and scientific investigation, as they were understood at the time, were an important influence behind the creation of American democracy and government.

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How Ignorance, Greed and Ideology Are Warping Science and Hurting Democracy | Julian Brookes | Rolling Stone

How Ignorance, Greed and Ideology Are Warping Science and Hurting Democracy | Julian Brookes | Rolling Stone | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

"Whenever the people are well informed" an optimistic Thomas Jefferson wrote, "they can be trusted with their own government." Sure – but what if the people have no clue?

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