So last week I (somewhat inadvertently) started a series of the Top 5 Lies Leftists Believe About Conservatives, and am picking up here with Number 4 (you can read last week’s installment here: 5. Conservatives are fascists.).
4. Conservatives are anti-science neanderthals. I pretty much love this one because it’s based, most often, on two unproven scientific theories–lefties don’t understand that science is about theories, i.e. positing a hypothesis based on known qualities/quantities and developing a theory that is just that, a theory–and the way that they work (or actually, don’t work) together, most clearly demonstrate the fallacies of leftist “thought” when it comes to science. Scientific findings can be and are very often proved wrong (forget about Pythagoras and Galileo, think of Einstein’s theory of relativity being called into serious question just last year: particles were found to travel faster than the speed of light, a thing Einstein claimed was impossible). But hey, if Al Crazed Sex Poodle Gore says that there’s a scientific consensus, there must be . . . even if the UK won’t allow the showing of the Goracle’s “documentary” without qualification that there are at least nine proven fallacies in it.
The leftists’ two pet scientific theories are AGW and Darwinism; however, it seems pretty clear that you can’t have both (as I noted in my post Evolution or Global Warming: You Can Pick Only One); if humans are responsible for global warming or climate change (or whatever the accepted term is this week), then there should have been no marked climate change prior to the Industrial Revolution. And if there was no climate change (though we know from the fossil record that there have been multiple Ice Ages followed by global thaws), then there can’t possibly have been evolution (even Darwin said that species adapted to environmental changes such as global warming and cooling). Darwin was insistent in The Origin of Species that environmental adaptation was required for survival of the species: so why, if humans evolved from monkeys due to an unacceptable environment, are there still monkeys? Species simply don’t evolve in a static environment, nor do the faulty species who did not adapt and evolve survive the inhospitable environment that first prompted evolution of that unfit species. Or if they do, Darwin was wrong. So you see the conundrum for addled lefties.
[aside: The progressive/communist 100-year war on Judeo-Christian values is at the heart of forcing acceptance of evolution to the exclusion of creationism in our schools and society. Communism cannot work on a religious people, a people who have anything above the state; they know this, that’s why they use “science” to strip away parts of our religious foundation.]
This Catch-22 was compounded by the ClimateGate emails and the revelation that the earth is not only not warming but is now cooling and that we are again headed for another catastrophic Ice Age. Uh huh. (by the way, if you haven’t read Delingpole’s Watermelons, you really should.) These findings led to the die-hard climate hysteria nutters changing “Global Warming” to “Climate Change” (it’s just so much better to cover all your bases when you’re trying to stoke unfounded fear, create panic, and take over the global economy), but it hasn’t caught on fully, so we still see the schizophrenic posts and articles about “global warming” that talk about the coming Ice Age. Why, yes, Virginia, the warming planet causes the formation of ice sheets. Go figure. But to leftists this makes perfect sense. Somehow.
Anyway, my goal here is not to debunk their craziness, that’s been done repeatedly and by actual scientists. My interest is in this lie and how it works for leftists and against conservatives, and how it, ironically and much like the “conservatives are fascists” meme, actually reveals more about them than it does about us. For example, one of their favorite pseudo-intellectual assertions is that conservatives are religious fundamentalists who reject science because it’s not “mystical” and “supernatural.” They mock religious belief on the grounds of their own pseudo-religious fervency of belief in science, so if you don’t believe in their twin gods, Darwin and Gore, there is something wrong with you. You’re intellectually inferior because . . . well, their “bible” is better than yours. Or something.
Leftists trot out the conservatives are anti-science neanderthals at every turn, be it in the debate about embryonic stem cell research or in the green boondoggling that is 0’s pet way to waste tax payer money. He claimed only last week that conservatives would have been “flat earthers” back in the day because we don’t want to keep throwing billions away on unproven, unworkable “green” energy. This is all backwards, of course. He‘s the flat earther, buying into the accepted “norm” (as flat earthers did in their day) and ridiculing (or attempting to–today’s flat earthers are actually proponents of 0’s and leftists’ wrong-headed AGW alarmism)–anyone with whom he disagrees.
But this is what leftists do. And it’s all they can do. They can’t argue with you based on facts, they can’t argue with you based in science, they can’t argue with based in logic, so they resort to their fall-back position of supposed intellectual superiority and condescension. You, poor dumb bitter clinger that you are, are simply too unintelligent and too backward to grasp the subtleties of their “science.” It wasn’t “debunked,” it was “complicated.” It wasn’t found to be false, it was “challenged by idiots.” There’s a “consensus,” even though there clearly is not, not even in the scientific communities who study climate and evolution.
Leftists use science, including flawed and debunked science, to further their own ends, such as the UN’s Agenda 21 that President George H. W. Bush signed in 1992. Using global warming/climate change hysteria and alarmism to scare and intimidate peoples and nations into giving up their sovereignty and destroying individual property rights. Science isn’t just their god, it’s their means of controlling the population of the world, its resources, and its economy.