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I was around 20 years ago and I have no idea what you're talking about. Mainstream liberals were anti-science?

Was Richard Rorty not a mainstream liberal? Anyway, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Science_wars could be a good starting point if you care. The phenomenon was mainstream enough for say Steven Weinberg to have noticed and devoted some pages to it in his books.

The Republicans owned NASA and space science in the 80s. Yes there was definitely an anti-science bent in mainstream liberalism for quite some time.

I worked for NASA then, you are making stuff up.

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