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4 July 2011

Jefferson, His Thermometer and The 4th.

Historians would rightfully caution against asking how Thomas Jefferson would react to today’s anti-science crowd in America. He lived in his time, and this one is far different, but on this 4th of July it is something I wonder about. What would he think about demands that science classes teach faith-based beliefs alongside subjects such as the age of the Earth, or death threats to scientists who work in the …

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