The Corner Like Andrew Walker, below, I read Charles Blow’s hysterical column in the New York Times and found it, well, fascinating. Like much of modern debate about “science,” it’s designed more to mock and browbeat than persuade, and thus it does nothing more than reinforce the trends (ideological polarization around scientific questions) the author allegedly decries. Blow, of course, is not the only leftist to have a field day with the Pew study showing Republicans (unsurprisingly, since Republicans are disproportionately Evangelical) are much less likely to believe in evolution than are Democrats. Pair it with the climate-change argument and — presto! — conservatives are once again ”anti-science.” But conservatives (including Christian conservatives) aren’t anti-science as much as they’re anti-hectoring and unpersuaded by naked appeals to authority delivered with maximum condescension.