[LMB] OT: verging on forbidden territory: political attitudes about science

Jeff Shultz jeffshultz at gmail.com
Fri Sep 9 16:41:05 BST 2011

And then there are places with real problems:


On Fri, Sep 9, 2011 at 6:44 AM, Howard Brazee <howard at brazee.net> wrote:

> On Sep 8, 2011, at 11:14 PM, William A Wenrich wrote:
> > I'm personally insulted with the way this subject is usually presented. I
> am
> > a registered Republican. I believe that global temperatures rose between
> > 1850 and 1998. I am not certain that this is solely due to the burning of
> > fossil fuels. I am certain that the proper scientific argument does not
> > consist of yelling, "Shut up you evil deniers!"
> One would think that there would be a higher percentage of Christians than
> atheists who believe in our duty to be stewards of this gift of a planet.
> But there are lots of people (all over the world) who use their Authority
> to justify their lifestyles.   If their Authority is Patriotism, they don't
> look at what their nation was built upon, if their Authority is their
> religion, they don't base their lives on their scriptures (WWJD).
>  Unfortunately, these people are the people that stand out all too often.
> ===============================================
> Political responses to climate change:
> Saying it can't happen if I'm elected because I'll pass regulations to stop
> it.
> Saying it can't happen if I'm elected because I've talked with God.
> Not knowing whether it happens or not - but seeing political advantage to
> blaming China or the U.S. or Big Business for it.
> But nobody says, if it does happen, here's how we should prepare for it.
Jeff Shultz
A railfan approaches a grade crossing hoping that there will be a train.

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