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Totalitarian “science”

If you’re wondering how desperate the climate change alarmists have become check this out:

The science on global warming is settled, so settled that 20 climate scientists are asking President Barack Obama to prosecute people who disagree with them on the science behind man-made global warming.

Scientists from several universities and research centers even asked Obama to use the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) to prosecute groups that “have knowingly deceived the American people about the risks of climate change, as a means to forestall America’s response to climate change.”

RICO was a law designed to take down organized crime syndicates, but scientists now want it to be used against scientists, activists and organizations that voice their disagreement with the so-called “consensus” on global warming. The scientists repeated claims made by environmentalists that groups, especially those with ties to fossil fuels, have engaged in a misinformation campaign to confuse the public on global warming.

“The actions of these organizations have been extensively documented in peer-reviewed academic research and in recent books,” the scientists wrote.

A reminder to all those on the side of “consensus” and support these idiots:

In the Catholic world prior to Galileo’s conflict with the Church, the majority of educated people subscribed either to the Aristotelian geocentric view that the earth was the center of the universe and that all heavenly bodies revolved around the Earth, or the Tychonic system that blended geocentricsm with heliocentrism.

Nothing is new under the sun (no pun intended).  In fact:

Pope Paul V instructed Cardinal Bellarmine to deliver this finding to Galileo, and to order him to abandon opinion that heliocentrism was physically true.

Of course that didn’t happen, did it?  The result?

The sentence of the Inquisition was delivered on 22 June. It was in three essential parts:

  • Galileo was found “vehemently suspect of heresy”, namely of having held the opinions that the Sun lies motionless at the centre of the universe, that the Earth is not at its centre and moves, and that one may hold and defend an opinion as probable after it has been declared contrary to Holy Scripture. He was required to “abjure, curse and detest” those opinions.[74]
  • He was sentenced to formal imprisonment at the pleasure of the Inquisition.[75] On the following day this was commuted to house arrest, which he remained under for the rest of his life.
  • His offending Dialogue was banned; and in an action not announced at the trial, publication of any of his works was forbidden, including any he might write in the future.[76]

We now have a new group hoping to get the same results as the Inquisition.   Of course as Galileo was eventually proven to be correct, modern science likes to heap disdain on the scientists of the day for not figuring it out themselves but, instead, just going along with the “consensus”.  Yet here we are where the alarmist “consensus” is whining like they did in Galileo’s day and asking for the same result.

That’s NOT science, its religion.

The group of totalitarian cry-babies above want to use the government force to force their hypothesis (and it is nothing more than that) on others.  Meanwhile, argument after argument they’ve made have fallen to real science.  Arctic and Antarctic ice levels.  No warming for decades.  Etc.

This is simply an infantile tantrum asking “Big Daddy” to make those kids laughing at them stop.

This group should be publicly shamed and shunned.  They’re no more “scientists” than I am a Martian.

~McQ

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16 Responses to Totalitarian “science”

  • They’re really coming out of the closet now. The skeptics have gotten to them. They’re losing the public. And they’ve run out of arguments. Though they do have a rather large stockpile of ad hominem and other fallacies.

  • I suppose now would be an excellent time to say I REALLY wasn’t expecting a kind of Spanish Inquisition….

    But what the hell, let’s get Cardinal Obama to read the charges shall we?

    Obama: Er…. Nobody…um….
    Jarrett: Expects…
    Obama: Expects… Nobody expects the…um…the Spanish…um…
    Jarrett: Inquisition.
    Obama: I know, I know! Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition. In fact, those who do expect –
    Jarrett: Our chief weapons are…
    Obama: Our chief weapons are…um…er…
    Jarrett: Surprise…
    Obama: Surprise and —
    Jarrett: Okay, stop. Stop. Stop there – stop there. Stop. Phew! Ah! … our chief weapons are surprise…blah blah blah. Lynch, read the charges.

  • That’s NOT science, its religion.

    No. It WAS politics. The Pope was Galileo’s friend and sponsor. He tried to tell him to avoid poking cardinals, but Galileo couldn’t resist, and went ahead and depicted some of his clerical critics as asses. IIRC.

  • “This group should be publicly shamed and shunned.”
    I think they should be charged with a RICO law violation. 20 of them got together “proving an organized effort” and are attempting to use force “the government,” to get their desired result. If that is not organized crime then I must be mistaken on what it is.

    • Very good! There’s more of a “RICO predicate” to prosecute the 20 than there is for anybody out there in climate-world!

  • I don’t think RICO is the way to go. It’s too uncertain because the targets could get off on a technicality, such as not being engaged in a criminal conspiracy and being right about the data. These scientists could more effectively pursue their aims by taking just a small part of their government grant money and use it to hire hit men to assassinate any scientist or public figure that disagrees with them. They probably wouldn’t have to kill a whole lot of high profile researchers before the rest got the message and shut up. Heck, in many cases it might be enough to simply rough up people’s children or leave a few dead pets on their porches.

    • Or spend money on research to cause them to spontaneously explode, like they did in the UK anti-denier videos.

    • and did I mention – CoExist! yessireee because tolerance is the best.

      “I’m sure we all agree that we ought to love one another, and I know there are people in the world who do not love their fellow human beings — and I hate people like that!”
      Tom Lehrer

  • Firstly, I haven’t seen much proof all dissenters are in the pocket of Big Oil.

    Regardless considering that what is being pushed for directly damages their businesses and livelihoods, are they not allowed to defend themselves? In modern justice an accused is allowed to make a defense. Should we dispense with the courts because the accused is motived by self interest and his/her claims should be ignored?

  • http://twitchy.com/2015/09/20/report-climate-scientist-who-wants-to-bring-skeptics-up-on-rico-charges-makes-750kyr-thanks-to-taxpayers/

    That’s quite a bountiful public tit the guy’s sucking off of…!!! Helluva deal. No shadows on his objectivity as a “scientist”. No-sirreee.

    • “This scheming at APS HQ is so bizarre that there cannot be a simple explanation for it. Some have held that the physicists of today are not as smart as they used to be, but I don’t think that is an issue. I think it is the money, exactly what Eisenhower warned about a half-century ago. There are indeed trillions of dollars involved, to say nothing of the fame and glory (and frequent trips to exotic islands) that go with being a member of the club.”

      Harold Lewis, Emeritus Professor of Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara, former Chairman; Former member Defense Science Board, chmn of Technology panel; Chairman DSB study on Nuclear Winter; Former member Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards; Former member, President’s Nuclear Safety Oversight Committee; Chairman APS study on Nuclear Reactor Safety Chairman Risk Assessment Review Group; Co-founder and former Chairman of JASON; Former member USAF Scientific Advisory Board

  • Ooops! Never mind! Down the memory hole! It is so much fun to watch their meme collapse! LOLOL! 🙂