The Tyranny of Consensus

Below are the first three paragraphs from an article by Dennis Chamberland at American Thinker. The first paragraph opens with a bang, and the article doesn’t let up at all. I couldn’t resist highlighting a few sentences. Enjoy:

Never mind that climate change is the single most complex scientific question of human history. Human nature has managed to morph politics and science together into a repulsive, philosophic monstrosity — half science and half religion — specifically designed to reduce multifaceted, chaos-based theory and its inherent, profound complexity to absurdly simple computer modeled abstractions. This was accomplished for a reason, of course: specifically so that billions of dollars in global taxes may be levied at the point of a gun against the specter of anthropogenic climate change. It was carefully planned that way from the outset, and it was successfully leveraged upon a single event embedded within Western thought: the undetected collapse of the most fundamental understanding of the philosophy of science itself. This is not a complaint against anthropogenic climate change — for the jury is certainly still out on that question. But there is a full-frontal attack against science itself that has been mounted in its name.

Science’s first line of defense against encroachments of ignorance, superstition and error is its own base of scientists and technical field experts. It is the task of every scientist to be on the alert for failures in basic philosophy and to defend the integrity of the scientific method when necessary. Science is not built upon its aggregate hypotheses — but the hypotheses are built upon and supported by science. Reversing this simple tool of philosophic understanding always results in serious error. But when that base has been so dumbed down by the wholesale collapse of a fundamental philosophic education prior to the awarding of degrees, it is inevitable that the institution would eventually be overrun with devastating but tell-tale errors in its most elementary philosophic tenants.

The task is made even more difficult by an across-the-board failure of ethics within the profession, created by the billions of research dollars poured into anthropogenic climate change by a government that is entirely biased against any approach, study or theory except the one championed and paid for, solely reflecting the government’s predetermined, ethically conflicted, politically and economically motivated, self-serving theories. For a scientist whose professional standing, and in some cases tenure, is based on research funding and publications, it is nearly impossible not to accept the government grants and just take the money. With this money comes the published reputation of a true believer, and thus professional security is enhanced by not taking a stand against the anthropogenic climate change religion — basic philosophy be damned! Therein lies the problem that is resulting in the ongoing collapse of science, increasingly subsumed by the government’s unyielding enforcement of its official doctrinaire religion.

Read more: American Thinker

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