Why biologists don’t tend to vote Republican

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In Pharyngula: This is never going to end…but once more into the breach. PZ Myers explains some of the “bias” against the political views of the current ascendant Republicans found in most university biology departments.
Meanwhile, Bush has endorsed a constitutional amendment to prevent gay marriage (and possibly civil unions – the language is unclear), choosing one of his subconstitutiencies (culture-war conservatives) over another (most gay Republicans). Intended as a wedge issue for the liberal-but-timid Democratic party, it seems to be pounding at least as wedge-y a wedge into a fissure on the right.