Some guy actually asks questions we have all been wondering about: reflecting on the current cover story in National Geographic, “The War on Science”:
: Anyone who expresses any doubt in what National Geographic calls “the consensus of experts” is a crank or a nut. From the magazine’s perspective, no other explanations are even worth consideration.
And the article featured a reproduction of an 1893 map of the “Stationary and Square Earth” drawn up by a South Dakota businessman who insisted that the Earth was flat. It was an illustration, National Geo says, of how “we subconsciously cling to our intuitions” about the world even when experts tell us we are wrong.
Among the many things missing from the article is any acknowledgement whatsoever that many, if not most, of the critics of the International Panel on Climate Change are themselves eminent meteorologists and scientists, such as Richard Lindzen of MIT.
The magazine links and absurdly lampoons a number of skeptical views, as if they were all of a piece.
Of course. That is a typical strategy to prevent serious discussion.
If you don’t think Darwinism explains antibiotic resistance (like some U prof who should have retired before horizontal gene transfer among bacteria came to be generally known), you are just like the person who thinks the Earth is flat.
And glad for the privilege of paying for it, right?
Maybe we can all aspire to be like that TV talk show host. ( or Flip, flip, flip)
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