Is this the real life? Is this just fiction? Caught in a landslide , no escape from reality. Apologies for that somewhat unusual injection of Bohemian Rhapsody Right now, the transition team is doing all it can to intimidate scientists and researchers, from nominating climate denialists for powerful stances to rooting out workers that attend climate change seminars and sessions. Now, executive committee member Anthony Scaramucci has compared climate change research to the flat-earth hypothesi. I know that the current president believes that human being are affecting the climate, Scaramucci told CNNs New Day program. There are scientists that believe that thats not happening. Hes correct on the first part. The second portion is demonstrably untrue. In fact, 99. 9 percentage of scientists now accept that climate change is pas and humans are causing it, but anyway. Then, Scaramucci delivers his bombshell. There was an overwhelming science that the earth was flat and there was an overwhelming science that we were the center of the world, he said. We get a lot of things wrong in the scientific community. Its seducing to go into a rant here about how science is self-correcting, always skeptical and always learning over day. It might be worth pointing out that everything is based on the best evidence available at the time, and as more evidence comes to sunlight, we can refine our current theories. However, were going to give you the benefit of the doubt, dear reader, because you are on a science site, so you probably already know all this. So lets look at what that statement by Scaramucci implies instead.
This thoroughly unusual fellow been shown that the scientific community gets things incorrect all the time. Watching as we can cure illness, fly through the air, talk to people thousands of miles away, and land spacecraft on other worlds, we dont know about you, but from where were standing, it looks like science is doing a pretty good undertaking at get things right. Fortunately, science itself is invulnerable to such bare-faced idiocy like this. Lets take a moment, though, to mourn the true victim of this type of commentary: satire. Its basically impossible to use hyperbolic humor these days to point out how ridiculous this all is as its already so self-evidently ludicrous.
Well, you sure sound like one . Trumps already claimed that inoculations cause autism, that solar power actually drains the Sunshine power and that wind is very delude. One of those three things isnt true, and if you cant tell which, thats kind of the phase. [ H/ T: Washington Post] Read more: