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“It feels like a personal assault”: How the GOP drives away scientists

Republican questioning of issues like climate change and evolution is driving away scientists, who say they "just don't get those people." Barry Bickmore, a professor of geology at Brigham Young University and onetime Republican convention delegate for the state of Utah, told The Salt Lake Tribune that "his party is increasingly ruled by zealots and a demand for 'ideological purity' that turns off scientists."

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