Thought For the Day: Science Is Not A Matter of Consensus

“In questions of science the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.” —Galileo Galilei (1564-1642)

Does anyone remember when the Left was all about questioning authority?

Does anyone remember that science is best based on empirical observations and not speculative political driven choices of the worse possible outcomes?

Looks like maybe Dylan was right and the times were a-changing alright.

Maybe it’s more than time for a hard brake and a return to applying commonsense? This is true on a number of subjects not just the pending global ice age (1970s) that became global warming (1980s and 1990s) that became global climate change (as if the climate hasn’t been changing since the first day the earth came into existence.

A favorite saying in the Obama Administration was a coopting of a Saul Alinsky statement.  Never waste a crisis.  The Left has taken this notion and expounded it into if you don’t have a crisis invent one then manipulate it into the consciousness of the listening public.  It seems long ago that they forgot the purpose of news was allegedly to provide the most objective and fact driven information currently available and revise it as new facts came in.

Instead every means that reaches toward their ends is justifiable no matter how fallacious.   I suppose that’s perfect for Marxists, right?  After all, just a cursory examination of Marx himself leads to a highly documentable fact that he gave up belief in God to follow Satan – even writing poems and plays in Satan’s honor.  There’s a fact that you don’t see touted often, right?  But, on discovering that Marx worshipped the deceiver certainly made and makes a lot of sense.  I mean if you’re one who cares for facts and objective observation….



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