måndag 18 oktober 2010

Scientific Truth vs Political Belief

NYT Editorial complains in In Climate Denial, Again:
  • With one exception, none of the Republicans running for the Senate — including the 20 or so with a serious chance of winning — accept the scientific consensus that humans are largely responsible for global warming.
So Democrates are Believers and Republicans are Skeptics, as concerns a certain scientific question.

But how is this possible? Is scientific truth the same as political belief? Something must be terribly wrong with science these days...In the Soviet Union scientific truth was controled by
political belief, and so maybe the Soviet Union never really collapsed...

This is political science...politicized science...Lysenkoism...1984:
  • In Oceania at the present day, Science, in the old sense, has almost ceased to exist. In Newspeak there is no word for 'Science.' The empirical method of thought, on which all the scientific achievements of the past were founded, is opposed to the most fundamental principles of Ingsoc. 

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