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A Facebook friend of mine has dug up THIS WONDERFUL STORY from four years ago:
Bill Nye [above], the harmless children’s edu-tainer known as “The Science Guy,” managed to offend a select group of adults in Waco, Texas at a presentation, when he suggested that the moon does not emit light, but instead reflects the light of the sun.
As even most elementary-school graduates know, the moon reflects the light of the sun but produces no light of its own.
What we’re talking about HERE, folks, is the widespread belief that the so-called End Times can’t be forestalled by any of that fancy scientific stuff:
The United States has failed to take action to mitigate climate change thanks in part to the large number of religious Americans who believe the world has a set expiration date.
Research by David C. Barker of the University of Pittsburgh and David H. Bearce of the University of Colorado uncovered that belief in the biblical end-times was a motivating factor behind resistance to curbing climate change.
A few months ago, I advanced THIS ARGUMENT:
It occurs to me that both sides in the debate over global warming have one thing in common: Hardly anybody really wants it to be true that climate-change trends pose a significant threat to our way of life.
But global-warming deniers want it to be untrue for reasons that are fundamentally different from mine, at least in one respect: They don’t just want to avoid the havoc of environmental catastrophe. They find us exponents of mainstream scientific theories on climate change repugnant, and they want us to be disgraced. They have …
Say what you will about so-called godless scientists, there’s REASON TO BELIEVE that people who take great interest in science have a stronger sense of morality than those who don’t:
Want to be a better person? Spend more time thinking about science.
That’s the implication of newly published research, which finds people who study science — or who are even momentarily exposed to the idea of scientific research — are more likely to condemn unethical behavior and more inclined to help others.
One wonders if THIS will sufficiently counter the bogus and irresponsible claims peddled by the scaremongers:
A new study adds to years of research showing that childhood vaccines do not cause autism, despite worries among a growing number of parents that their young children receive “too many vaccines.”
Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention concluded that even when multiple inoculations are given on the same day, children are at no higher risk of developing autism, according to the report published in the Journal of Pediatrics Friday.