The Myth of ‘Settled Science’

I repeat: I’m not a global warming believer. I’m not a global warming denier. I’ve long believed that it cannot be good for humanity to be spewing tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. I also believe that those scientists who pretend to know exactly what this will cause in 20, 30 or 50 years are white-coated propagandists.

“The debate is settled,” asserted propagandist in chief Barack Obama in his latest State of the Union address. “Climate change is a fact.” Really? There is nothing more anti-scientific than the very idea that science is settled, static, impervious to challenge. Take a non-climate example. It was long assumed that mammograms help reduce breast cancer deaths. This fact was so settled that Obamacare requires every insurance plan to offer mammograms (for free, no less) or be subject to termination.

Now we learn from a massive randomized study — 90,000 women followed for 25 years — that mammograms may have no effect on breast cancer deaths. Indeed, one out of five of those diagnosed by mammogram receives unnecessary radiation, chemo or surgery.

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A Brief History of Settled Science (Media Credit: http://www.investors.com/editorial-cartoons/michael-ramirez )

A Brief History of Settled Science (Media Credit: http://www.investors.com/editorial-cartoons/michael-ramirez )

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  1. The science is so settled that the propagandists like Al Gore and Canada’s David Suzuki have made a fortune off it. Should we eventually change to alternative energy? Absolutely, but not with the vigor that President Obama, the EPA or John Kerry suggest or even want to implement. Message to President Obama and Canada’s Justin Trudeau, if you want to help the middle class quit screwing with their pocket book.

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