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.