Tag Archives: prejudice

The Roots Of Prejudice

A commenter to the blog recently posted a frustration with colleagues at work who had a knee-jerk response to the word “Republican”.  The commenter was not necessarily a Republican, but was a person who was willing to listen to ideas regardless of the origin of those ideas.  That got me thinking about something which has […]

America: Ready to vote for an atheist?

As a scientist, I’m skeptical of public opinion polls, which depend so heavily on the wording of questions, the context of the survey, and representativeness or appropriateness of the sample, among many other factors.  Then, too, I’m always suspicious as to the extent to which one’s willingness to render an opinion on a survey translates […]