Fruit Flies? I'll Give You Fruit Flies!
posted: October 25, 2008
Yesterday Palin gave her first policy speech, on federal spending for the Disabilities Education Act (autism being one of the special needs covered), in which she mocked funding for fruit fly research. Apparently she's unaware that the study of fruit flies has been invaluable in research into autism and many other birth defects.
Her anti-intellectual, anti-science perspective on the world makes me wince.