March 7, 2012

THE SCIENCE IS SETTLED. YOU CAN’T ARGUE WITH SCIENCE. Charles Lane: Electric cars and liberals’ refusal to accept science.

The electric vehicle flop also illuminates a point about science — or the politics of science.

Democrats and liberals are fond of calling their conservative and Republican adversaries “anti-science.” To the extent that the right espouses “creation science,” or disputes established facts about environmental degradation, it’s an appropriate label.

But progressives’ fascination with electric cars and other alternative-energy schemes reflects their own refusal to face the practical limitations of alternative energy — limitations that themselves reflect stubborn scientific facts.

Nobody tell Chris Mooney!