Is this the beginning of the enviro wacko belief system?

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    Saw this on a movie channel a few nights ago and I immediately thought of our friendly enviro wackos who want to tattoo "deniers".


    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOROvO2fxTc]YouTube - ‪Zardoz Speaks‬‏[/ame]
     
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    Does have that same exhilarating delivery as Al Gore.. If you squint a little....
     
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    And here's more of the same!

    Obviously it is easier to politicize fields like law or history, but even science?

    Here, from the New York Times is a cautionary tale, and an illustration of the method of intimidation…and, yes, it even works on scientists.

    It seems that some paleontologists doubted the “widely publicized scientific theories of recent years holds that the dinosaurs were wiped out 65 million years ago by the impact of a large meteorite.”

    “[At] the annual meeting of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontologists this month in Rapid City, S.D., asserted in interviews, moreover, that the impact theory has had pernicious effects on science and scientists. They charged that controversy over the impact theory has so polarized scientific thought that publication of research reports has sometimes been blocked by personal bias.”

    Any of this begin to sound familiar?

    “According to a few paleontologists, dissenters from the meteorite theory have faced obstacles in their careers and are sometimes even privately branded as militarists, on the supposed ground that anyone who questions the catastrophic theory of dinosaur extinction also questions the theory that a lethal ''nuclear winter'' similar to the climatic effect of a meteorite impact would follow a nuclear war. The nuclear winter prediction is a major talking point of the movement for nuclear disarmament, and debate over the accuracy of the prediction has become political as well as scientific.”

    Does ‘dissenters’ sound a bit like ‘deniers’?

    Could it be, a liberal political perspective influencing the imposition of a theory?
    So, if one doesn’t toe the party line, their careers are in jeopardy?
    Sort of like not getting grants?
    And they are called names? Like ‘militarists’? Militarists?
    Read the article @ DINOSAUR EXPERTS RESIST METEOR EXTINCTION IDEA - NYTimes.com
     
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    The Warmers will have their own wing in the Museum of Scientific Hoaxes
     
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    I knew a Chinese guy named Wing who decided not to be a doctor because, no matter how good he was at his craft, they would never name a part of a hospital after him.
     
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