The Science Is Settled! Now Shut Up!

The idea that the science is settled is laughable. Here is Don Fisher, Jr., writing at American Thinker:

Oftentimes, those on the political left assume the mantle of moral superiority, and superiority in their knowledge of scientific advances as well. Both are self-serving and usually fraudulent claims, but that doesn’t stop liberals from pretending they are our intellectual and philosophical betters. No matter how much factual evidence they’re shown that disproves an argument, they continue to spout the same nonsense and then accuse those who don’t agree with them of being behind the times or anti-science. Their alleged scientific proof is often filled with holes or is nonexistent altogether, even as the liberal news media promote their unsubstantiated theories. Disagreement is met with angry and sometimes violent rebukes from those who specialize in outrage instead of honest debate.

The most recent area of scientific legerdemain is, of course, climate change, or man-made global warming. For the past decade or so, we’ve been inundated with dire predictions of earthly catastrophes that have yet to materialize, while we’re shamed into reducing our imagined “carbon footprint” in order to save the Earth. We’re told the science is settled and that no further debate is necessary, despite no significant change in the worldwide climate or temperature. Meanwhile, there is proof of faked data, which was revealed in the “Climategate” email scandal, and proof that the methodology for gathering temperature was fraudulent, as exposed by author Christopher Horner in his book The Politically Incorrect Guide to Global Warming and Environmentalism. There is abundant verifiable evidence that man-made global warming is a hoax perpetrated by the power-hungry and embraced by the gullible, but we’re told that the science is settled and that dissent is wrong or ignorant or even stupid.

Read more: American Thinker

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