We’ve seen this argument before in different forms, but the premise is always the same: science is infallible; scientific fact is reached by consensus; and if you don’t subscribe to man-made global warming then you should have no say in anything. Which is funny, because if you dare say on Twitter that, according to science there are only two genders, you risk being banned for hate speech.
In any case, Blueprint Earth founder and volcanologist Jess Phoenix says you can’t pick and choose which science you choose to acknowledge; you have to accept them all. It’s kind of like because Bill Nye has an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering, he can therefore present himself as an expert climatologist. It’s science.
If you're not willing to listen to scientists about #climatechange, you may want to rethink your excitement over the #MarsLanding. Credit for that goes to #science and #engineering, and you can't pick and choose which science you choose to acknowledge.
— Jess Phoenix 🌋 (@jessphoenix2018) November 26, 2018
If you’re not willing to listen to witch doctors about the importance of blood letting, you may want to rethink your excitement over the new iPhone. https://t.co/jZpoVYEfn6
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) November 27, 2018
Head on over to Phoenix’s timeline if you want her rebuttals to all of these; she’s keeping busy not changing one mind at a time.
As long as you don't choose to discard or "adjust" data points that don't agree with your theory. #empirical #science You know, real scientific method. NOT… "hundreds of scientists now believe" You don't "believe" in science. Junk science is your foe, not us skeptics.
— Weston Ransdell (@txhills) November 26, 2018
Scientists have successfully sent dozens of spacecraft to Mars since 1960. Over that period, virtually every proposed model of climate has eventually failed (including a spate of 1970s global cooling models), and the spread of ECS in current models is quite wide.
— TallDave (@TallDave7) November 26, 2018
I just realized anyone with a 4 year degree in let’s say biology can call themselves a scientist….I bet there are lots of people out there who didn’t realize they could legit call themselves a scientist…lol 😂😂😂
— Kimberly Roberts (@12253102) November 26, 2018
Huge difference between factual landing on Mars, studying the planet and the political propaganda on climate change spewed for grants and increasing government power over people.
— afternoonsand (@afternoonsand) November 26, 2018
Can I only listen to the scientists who have no financial or career incentives that might distort their perceptions? (I learned from scientists to ask that question.)
— Scott Adams (@ScottAdamsSays) November 27, 2018