‘Deathers’ now!

First (well, recently) the “birther” controversy and now the “death panel” controversy: more debate about the supposedly nefarious aims of Obama and other Democratic politicians that seems to be completely uninfluenced by actual evidence (see previous post). The “deathers” (as I’ve heard them called) find evidence in health reform legislation that the reformists want the government to take over health-care decisions, including whether to to keep grandma on life support, even though (i) no fair reading of the text supports this interpretation, and (ii) the people who wrote it deny having this goal.

The most disturbing aspect of this is that public opinion is being swayed by such incredibly silly arguments.


About ethologist

Professor in the Department of Integrative Biology at Michigan State University
This entry was posted in Science and public discourse. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s