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And here we are on the English Forum.
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I'm almost slap-bang in the centre, just edging into populist left. Shame there aren't more science-based questions .
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"When 97% of experts are of the same opinion do you trust your gut instincts instead?"
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Such as?
"When 97% of experts are of the same opinion do you trust your gut instincts instead?"
Was that a question in the survey?

For example, there is a question on renewable energy, but nothing on nuclear energy, health care, GMOs, alternative medicine, etc (OK, some of my pet subjects, but anyway).
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Was that a question in the survey?

For example, there is a question on renewable energy, but nothing on nuclear energy, health care, GMOs, alternative medicine, etc (OK, some of my pet subjects, but anyway).
Do opinions on nuclear energy split on the left/right or authoritarian / libertarian spectrum?

Maybe they do, but it's not immediately obvious to me. You could argue nuclear power is a left wing thing because nuclear power and research is mostly run by the government and heavily dependent on government policy and grants - so less government means less nuclear. I know quite a few nuclear scientists and not one of them is anything remotely approaching right of centre. But you could also argue the left likes renewable energy more, So where do these effects cancel out?

Likewise alternative medicine. You could argue that alternative medicine is firmly in the hands of the Woodstock generation and practiced by bearded hippies in wooly jumpers and their shamanic brides who talk to trees and sing about being one with nature and KumBaYa - people who you would assume to be pretty left wing politically. But you could equally argue that this is a misconception and that those views have diffused over the population as a whole.
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Likewise alternative medicine. You could argue that alternative medicine is firmly in the hands of the Woodstock generation and practiced by bearded hippies in wooly jumpers who talk about being one with nature and sing KumBaYa - people who you would assume to be pretty left wing politically. But you could equally argue that this is a misconception and that those views have diffused over the population as a whole.
I think you are confusing homeopathic with hallucinogenic...
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Was that a question in the survey?

For example, there is a question on renewable energy, but nothing on nuclear energy, health care, GMOs, alternative medicine, etc (OK, some of my pet subjects, but anyway).

I was thinking more about vaccination, creationism and "where do babies come from?".
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.... You could argue that alternative medicine is firmly in the hands of the Woodstock generation and practiced by bearded hippies in wooly jumpers and their shamanic brides who talk to trees and sing about being one with nature and KumBaYa -
You may scoff, but I was cured of a nasty demonic posession by just such a process.
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Then why are there burn marks on my screen?
No marton, it was your firewall that did that. You should have invested in a thermostat.
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Do opinions on nuclear energy split on the left/right or authoritarian / libertarian spectrum?

Maybe they do, but it's not immediately obvious to me. You could argue nuclear power is a left wing thing because nuclear power and research is mostly run by the government and heavily dependent on government policy and grants - so less government means less nuclear. I know quite a few nuclear scientists and not one of them is anything remotely approaching right of centre. But you could also argue the left likes renewable energy more, So where do these effects cancel out?

Likewise alternative medicine. You could argue that alternative medicine is firmly in the hands of the Woodstock generation and practiced by bearded hippies in wooly jumpers and their shamanic brides who talk to trees and sing about being one with nature and KumBaYa - people who you would assume to be pretty left wing politically. But you could equally argue that this is a misconception and that those views have diffused over the population as a whole.
What I was trying to get at is that being "anti-renewable" is not the same as "pro-fossil fuel", which is probably where this survey is going.
For a purported "populist" survey, it misses out some pretty emotive subjects to which populists often refer, such as health-care, climate change, abortion, gun control etc.
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Then why are there burn marks on my screen?
Those aren't burn marks...
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Democrats claimed 8.6 million more votes than Republicans in the midterm House races earlier this month, according to data compiled by NBC News, pulling off the party’s biggest midterm victory since the Watergate scandal.

NBC reported on Wednesday that Democrats defeated Republicans by the largest margin of victory since the party earned 8.7 million more votes than Republicans in 1974, shortly after President Richard Nixon (R) resigned from the Oval Office.

So far, Democrats have earned 53.1 percent of the overall vote in this month’s House races while Republicans took 45.2 percent – and the gap is reportedly widening as more votes roll in.

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Imagine how well the Dems would do if they had policies
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

In today's complex world it is difficult to know who to believe?

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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

I meant to post last weekend that after 666 days DJT has the lowest approval of any clown, sorry, president since the 2nd world war. Anyway, five days later, as you were ... https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com...roval-ratings/
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I meant to post last weekend that after 666 days DJT has the lowest approval of any clown, sorry, president since the 2nd world war. Anyway, five days later, as you were ... https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com...roval-ratings/
it's similar to Obama, Clinton and Reagan.
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just stick with toilet paper.
Are you sure "stick" was the most appropriate verb?
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