Ann Coulter’s idiotic tweet proves just how badly we need science

Dear Ann Coulter,

Hi Ann! Wait, can I call you Ann? Fuck it, doing it anyway.

I’m writing in regards to a tweet you sent out earlier this week. In it, you put ignorance on a pedestal. Worse, you empowered a populace that’s growing to not only ignore, but actively resent science. And with this tweet, you gave power to a group who only recently discovered their 500 minutes of free AOL were about to expire. Which is a shame, really; I was sort of hoping to show them Google.

But, I didn’t come here to insult you. I mean, I did, but I need to pace myself; we’re just getting started.

Here’s the tweet I take issue with:

Not sure where to begin, to be honest.

The issue isn’t conservative vs liberal; it’s about intellect over whatever it is allowing weird noises to spill oh-so-effortlessly out of that mouth of yours. Science affects each of us equally, and speaking out against it does a great disservice to us all — no matter what your political affiliation.

As famed astrophysicist — that’s a scientist that studies space, Ann — Neil Degrasse Tyson once said:

“The good thing about science is that it’s true whether or not you believe in it.”

 

I’ll never criticize people for believing in a god, nor do I care which one you believe in — or if you believe in one at all. But I have my limits. Replacing something that, by its very nature, can be proven or disproven with unwavering belief in an omnipotent being is, for me, something I just can’t wrap my head around. And although Coulter isn’t the one saying Houston’s lesbian mayor is the cause — nor does she seem to believe it — the belief remains.

And that’s the problem. When…

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