The Myth of Consensus

Proponents of programs to fight anthropogenic global warming wrap themselves in the mantle of “scientific consensus” to advance their agenda.

But as Cal Thomas points out, this “consensus” is achieved only by cherry-picking the scientists. There are plenty of fully qualified climatologists and other experts who strongly question the prevailing theory, but their voices are being deliberately ignored in order to promote a pre-determined outcome. This is not how true science works.

Some religious fundamentalists impose various codes of behavior and dress on their adherents and threaten expulsion (if not death) for those who fail to acquiesce to their dictates. Is it not fundamentalist science to ignore any evidence that casts doubt on global warming?

The current approach to the global warming issue will someday be taught in universities as a good example of how not to do science.


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