Writing on PolicyMic.com, Cameron English interviews RealClearScience editor Dr. Alex Berezow, who argues that scientists and Ron Paul have a lot in common. Not a shock, Paul had a good showing among academics.
I think more so than any other political ideology, libertarians are driven by a small set of easily defined beliefs (mostly based on enhancing personal freedom) with a focus on reality. This is similar to the scientific method: Rely on a small set of easily defined premises (the scientific method) with a focus on data. Libertarians, just like scientists, aren’t afraid to be contrarians. If the data doesn’t support a policy, throw it out.Indeed.
What Ron Paul and Libertarians Share in Common With Scientists by Cameron English, PolicyMic.com