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Well it finally happened...and I can't believe this didn't come sooner.....
Its bad enough that the Brits gave us Absolutely Fabulous and Eddie Izzard. Now a judge over there is foisting this latest attempt at funny on the world...
Unfortunately I'm no expert on British Law so I'm not going to worry about that so much as this finally puts truth to the lie that conservatives wage war on science, particularly using their faith as a vessel for attack.
I'm not talking about scientology when I say "vessel" by the way, because like the Clinton's don't have a real marriage...thats not a real faith...
Chiristians have had to endure growing persecution in pop culture, the class room, and politics because their faith forces them to question the validity of evolution as if they needed a reason to doubt it. Now this Tim Nicholson is putting on paper what conservatives have seen for a long time now...that God isn't excused from this life in a vacuum, He will be replaced with something and no amount of "reason" and "intellectualism" will ever justify the departure from His reservation He makes in our own minds.
Apparently, the one thing that excuses his faith as more valid than whether or not Noah's Ark existed is use of the word "science."
on that note, I'd like to give an Obama shout out to science even though there is no national tragedy for said shout out to overshadow...you're awesome science...I love you because you can be manipulated to prove anything...
Yes you can.
Obviously science has brought us a lot since the time of Noah...but conclusions are being drawn about the direction of the earth's climate and its based on roughly and ONLY 100 years of data. Through this prism you have to remember that modern scientists are measuring our temperatures using satellite that download data to computers that make the shuttle that sent Niel Armstrong to the moon look like a paperweight, then the data is crunched and processed and analyzed and blogged about before their coffee is done brewing
After all this happens they take this data (I'm sorry, the gospel of Lord Gore) and check it against information recorded by people who got their news hours after it happened, ON PAPER, they gassed up their major mode of transporation using state of the art fuel like carrots and hay, and they pooped without indoor plumbing. (or as Sheryl Crow would put it, "livin' the dream")
After doing all that they found the time to provide reliably accurate global climate data that will remain unimpeachable in the 21st century. Scientists change their mind about the effects of what we eat on a daily basis, but our knowledge of the weather is rock solid.
This was the quote from a Newsweek article from April 28, 1975. About what you ask? How we are frogs in a slowly boiling pot called Earth? Yes! If by boiling pot you mean the earth is going to freeze over and we should MELT THE ICE CAPS to stop it.
Really, even if we were in fact incontrovertably right about global warming it is cute that Tiny Tim "sincerely believes" that he can control it.
The history of man has been one big cluster f**k from the word go, and in 2009 we can't even do simple things like spend money we don't have or find Osama bin Laden or... but lets control the weather.
I wish Tiny Tim lots of luck on that...hope he does a lot of hopin'.