Climate Wars Damage Science

Matt Ridley has written an excellent article, The Climate Wars Damage Science in the Australian science publication Quadrant Online June 19, 2015:

“The great thing about science is that it’s self correcting.  The good drives out the bad, because experiments get replicated and hypotheses tested—or so I used to think.  Now, thanks largely to climate science, I see bad ideas can persist for decades, and surrounded by myrmidons of furious defenders they become intolerant dogmas.”

It is stunning the degree to which activist scientists and media figures guilelessly talk about a consensus of scientists proving climate change.  The ignorance of the scientists and media figures is astounding.  The logical fallacies (Bandwagon effect) and ignorance of the  history of science (Galileo and Copernicus) is very distressing.  Read the whole thing.  Hat Tip: John Tierney via Instapundit.

Note on Music:  The music will be silent this weekend due to a death among my friends.  The music will resume next weekend.

About Richard Rollo

I am a retired Community College Instructor. I taught Political Science 1 American Government for 22 years in Southern California. I am originally from Northern Minnesota. My earliest years were spent in the living quarters of a rural Duluth Winnipeg & Pacific Railway Depot. Then my family joined the great 1950's migration to Southern California where I joined up with fellow baby boomers in overcrowded schools.
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