Stirring up hysteria and issuing threats are well-known tactics of dictators hoping to suppress and discourage clear thinking.
Some climate change alarmists have become the Roman Inquisition of the 21st century.
Once again, the Earth is put at the centre of everything, with other issues such as free speech, democracy and scientific freedom relegated to some distant orbit.
Galileo wrote, “In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.” The problem is the ideas and clout of that thousand make that single individual a rare and unappreciated gem.
Copernicus defied thousands, if not millions, when he dared suggest the Earth was not the centre of the universe. Galileo was later arrested for teaching the idea.
Climate change alarmists with their own Earth-centred dogmas should put their zeal aside.
Heretics are the domain of religion, and no one should be cast out and punished in the name of science.
via Tallbloke’s Talkshop
January 8, 2019 at 03:57AM