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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Why Isn't The Planet Warming?

Britain's leading advocate for the now-discredited theory that has become the laughingstock within the scientific community has hit upon the answer:

Those of us who don't believe are stupid.

A quote from one of the most ... respected ... environmentalists to walk this frozen earth:
Perhaps it is in the same spirit of liberal constipation that, with the exception of Charlie Brooker, we have been too polite to mention the Canadian study published last month in the journal Psychological Science, which revealed that people with conservative beliefs are likely to be of low intelligence. Paradoxically it was the Daily Mail that brought it to the attention of British readers last week. It feels crude, illiberal to point out that the other side is, on average, more stupid than our own. But this, the study suggests, is not unfounded generalisation but empirical fact.
Ah, yes. "Empirical fact." It raises its ugly head again.

So where have we come upon that term before?

From environmentalists like George Monbiot who told us that it was "empirical fact" that the planet was warming at the very point in time when it wasn't. He and they had so many "empirical facts" to which they clung, and yet, alas, reality just somehow managed to muck them up.

And now it's "empirical fact" that we conservatives are stupid.

Need we go any further?