One-Liner Wednesday — Politics and Science


“When you mix politics and science, you get politics.”

American author and historian John M. Barry

I think the past three years, since the election of Donald Trump, perhaps the most demonstratively anti-science president in modern times, have demonstrated just how true this quote is.

Written for this week’s One-Liner Wednesday prompt from Linda G. Hill.

17 thoughts on “One-Liner Wednesday — Politics and Science

  1. Laura April 29, 2020 / 9:26 am

    Definitely the truest quote I’ve read today. The sheer volume of science deniers in politics these days is astounding.

    Liked by 3 people

  2. Maggie April 29, 2020 / 10:04 am

    Ugh. So true. I am not sure we could survive another four years.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Astrid April 29, 2020 / 11:18 am

    Ugh, yes, so true. Here in the Netherlands, thankfully the science-deniers aren’t in government. At least, not yet.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. annieasksyou April 30, 2020 / 3:35 pm

    …and when you mix bad politics with fake science, you get 60,000-plus deaths—and mounting.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. V1SIONS June 8, 2020 / 11:36 am

    Great article, seriously all politicians need to be screened for a good foundation in understanding science and the importance of it.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango June 8, 2020 / 3:20 pm

      I couldn’t agree more. But it will never happen, sadly.


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