A thought re Barry Arrington’s thread, MIT Atmospheric Physicist Explains What Everyone Should Know about Climate Alarmism:
Maybe we are missing the real problem: In itself, global warming is just the latest a-crock-alypse by which green daycare moms compete in the middle class virtue stakes.
And swindlers get rich. But what’s new there? We can be glad when the swindlers are not also murderers. They sometimes are.
But readers, do consider the readiness with which Heat Doom morphs into a state religion, giving proponents the right to persecute dissenters. With so much money and power at stake, too.
Cf Bill Nye open to jail time for climate change skeptics
It’s most likely that the problem will be exported to other science areas. Not necessarily ours in particular, because not much is at stake here.
Bluntly, it wouldn’t matter if the entire field of, for example, human palaeontology, were a Piltdown Theme Park.
Darwin’s theory is one of the Big Explains of popular culture. Showing that it is a train wreck within an obscure discipline likely makes no difference.
Who reads anyway these days? Bimbette has way more viewers than Aristotle or Darwin or anyone else ever had readers. And she Knows, and so will her successors, that Evolution Is True (whatever that means).
A bigger problem is the implicit assumption that government is in the business of determining science facts for the purpose of punishing dissenters. Many in government would welcome the role; much can be slid under so ample a carpet.
Such a tool can be used against any discipline of science if powerful political or financial interests sense a risk.
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