Just yesterday I was reading some scientist bloviating about how scientific knowledge is superior to other types of knowledge, because “nothing is ever settled” and scientists are “unrelentingly skeptical” of all claims. Piffle.
Today I read that Dr. Ivar Giaever, who won the Nobel Prize in physics, resigned from the American Physical Society (the premier physics organization in the nation), because its scientific integrity has been subverted by the politics of global warming. Dr. Giaever truly is what the other scientists in the society only claim to be – skeptical – and he took exception when the society carved its global warming politics into stone by announcing that the evidence is “incontrovertible.”
Dr. Giaever writes: “In the APS it is ok to discuss whether the mass of the proton changes over time and how a multi-universe behaves, but the evidence of global warming is incontrovertible?”
Keep this story in mind the next time some scientist claims that scientists are immune to the passions that sway mere mortals.