October 14th, 2011
… Phase Three of the American Civil War is the all-out campaign to discredit science. … [The] War on Science is part of a much wider effort to destroy public trust in every “smartypants caste” — from school teachers, journalists, medical doctors and attorneys to professors, civil servants and skilled labor. (Name a center of intellect that’s exempt!) But nowhere is it more relentless than by savaging the one group in society that’s unarguably among the smartest and best educated.
It’s having the intended effects.
—  David Brin, scientist, and Hugo-Award-winning author, in “Arguing With Your Crazy Uncle About Climate Change