“And yet, it moves.” (How to deliver unprecedented power to politicians, bureaucrats, and activists.)
I think this comment by By TomOMason deserves repeating
“Eppur si muove”
“And yet, it moves.”
Thus muttered Galileo Galilei under his breath, after being forced by the Inquisition to recant his claim that the Earth orbited the Sun, rather than what was the ‘settled’ theology of the day — the universe circled earth. The public vindication, and scientific verification of Copernican heliocentric views would have to wait for more enlightened times.
Today, the well known story of Galileo is an example that illustrates the dangers of both unchecked power and decreeing scientific matters ‘settled’. However, throughout history, Galileo types of observation (of the mechanics of nature) have often caused dispute between those moneyed power brokers and the rational, scientific, observers.
Understand that ‘settled science’ is often used to spur the public to act. No matter how deranged, no matter that this Anthropogenic Global Warming/Climate Change ‘theory’ is still unproven, the public needs to remember that science is not a set of undisputed and indisputable facts but at best, just a series of approximation. And the public needs to remember that these approximations can never be complete or 100% accurate.
And exactly what is the ‘settled science’ of cataclysmic ‘AGW /Climate Change’ trying to convince us to do? Deliver unprecedented power to politicians, bureaucrats, and activists, and for individuals to lose freedoms, choice, rights and responsibilities, and of course, our wealth.