In Texas, Clues to Gov. Perry's Science Agenda

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Gov. Rick Perry of Texas, the current front-runner for the GOP's presidential nomination, toured parts of his state destroyed by wildfires. The governor asked Texans to pray for rain to end the months-long drought that caused the fires, but he did not consult scientists.
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Republicans in recent years have often been portrayed as antiscience. In that regard, their front-runner for the 2012 presidential race, Gov. Rick Perry of Texas, seems straight out of central casting.

The prominent reasons are his high-profile...

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