Just received this from Gordon J. Fulks (Ph.D., Physics), of the University of Chicago Laboratory for Astrophysics, Mission Research Corporation, Corbett, OR, via email, and he permitted me to publish it here on our blog. It’s right on target.
Politics has clearly compromised science via billions of dollars going to those scientists willing to play along. Now politicians are targeting traditional religions by drawing in those who are their ideological brothers. It is surprising that the Pope does not see the dangers of embracing both an extremist portion of the political spectrum and a fundamentally pagan climate worship.
Of course, the Pope probably sees the Far Left as ‘mainstream’ and climate worship as a legitimate offshoot of Christianity. Al Gore and company have certainly dressed up Climate Change as sinful behavior that can be redeemed with fervent belief and indulgences. Science has become no more than a rubber stamp for Gore’s ambitions.
We are paying a high price for scientific illiteracy. On the Far Left, it is so profound that they cannot distinguish science from politics and religion anymore. Science is clearly the casualty in this struggle.
But is organized religion also to be a casualty? The Far Left has no love for traditional religions and only casts their efforts in religious terms to compromise those who are more religious than political.
We’ve been saying similar things for several years, in, e.g., Resisting the Green Dragon and “Wanted for Premeditated Murder: How Post-Normal Science Stabbed Real Science in the Back on the Way to the Illusion of ‘Scientific Consensus’ on Global Warming,” but Dr. Fulks puts it succinctly and clearly.