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Politicizing Science December 8, 2008

Posted by rluhman in Science.
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If you are truly scientifically minded, all this global warming alarmism has you a bit sceptical.  At least you should be.  I’ve been sceptical for some time, even though it seems I’m one of the very few.  There are a few bright spots where others with some voice in the press and media have attempted to steer the debate back to a more scientific line, rather than the religious fervor it has become.  Some others have delivered some jabs to the leaders of the religion.

Last year I noticed a piece by John Stossel questioning the conclusions in Al Gore’s ‘An Inconvenient Truth’.  Apparently it was inconvenient for Gore to answer any questions because he refused to do an interview with Stossel for the article.  Later that year Stossel did another story on the global warming myth.

Then about a month ago in the Wall Street Journal’s Opinion section there was an excerpt from a lecture given at the California Institute of Technology by the late Michael Crichton in 2003.  In it he explores the way science has changed for the worse over the years.  I looked up the full text of the lecture on his web site.  It is excellent reading.  Please take the time to check it out.

Finally, to inject some humor, there is the famous ‘Manbearpig’ episode of South Park.  You simply have to see it.  It parodies Al Gore and his ‘An Inconvenient Truth’.  Quite funny.  Do a Google search and you’ll find many references.

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