By Edward Fagan

“For the cause that needs assistance, against the wrongs that need resistance”
Anti-science campaign

Anti-science congressmen and senators in the U.S. are increasing their campaign against climate science. They are also campaigning against government policy that aims to halt global warming. This anti-science movement, however, is not new and is traceable back to the early modern era.

Shortly after 1514 the Astronomer and Mathematician Nicolaus Copernicus published a book about the workings of our solar system. The Roman Catholic Church banned this book because it contradicted their teaching on the subject. They continued to ban it for decades after his death in 1543.

The Mathematician, Physicist and Astronomer Galileo Galilei confirmed and advocated the research findings of Copernicus. In 1633, at the end of inquisition proceedings, the Roman Catholic Church convicted him of heresy. The church placed him under house arrest until his death in 1642.

This current movement against climate science in the U.S. congress and senate is holding its inquisition against the scientists first. Hopefully, after they silence the scientists then they will destroy the regulators. Finally, they will end all regulation of the petroleum and coal corporations whose interests they are so fond of defending.

A the end of the day, petroleum and coal corporations would have destroyed our planet, our race, and they themselves. They would have carried out the perfect suicide mission, the perfect terrorist plot!

by Edward Fagan

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One thought on “Anti-science Supporters and Climate Change

  1. You’ve hit the nail on the head here Edward, it sounds like the plot of an action movie, with evil coal and petrol corporations chuckling to themselves counting out piles of money as the world burns. It upsets me when people try to ban science or ignore scientific facts because they do not agree with their religion, world views or opinions. Scientific facts create certainty of knowledge that allow us to solve problems and expand our minds. To ignore them is to leave a legacy of a world in peril that will be hazardous to our children and grandchildren, as they try to deal with the aftermath of death and destruction that greed has caused in our lifetimes.

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