The great hallmark of science is silencing all dissenting voices, right?
A content editor on Reddit’s science forum wrote Monday that the site has banned climate-change skeptics, and asks why more news outlets haven’t done the same.
“About a year ago, we moderators became increasingly stringent with deniers,” Reddit content editor Nathan Allen wrote in grist. “When a potentially controversial submission was posted, a warning would be issued stating the rules for comments (most importantly that your comment isn’t a conspiracy theory) and advising that further violations of the rules could result in the commenter being banned from the forum.”
Allen explains that climate change became an ironically heated topic among commenters on Reddit’s science forum, /r/science, which he described as “a window into the Ivory Tower” for “non-scientists” to connect with experts like himself.
Climate-change believers accused skeptics of being bought out by “big oil,” while the skeptics accused believers of being on the take from “big green.”
Despite the provocative comments on both sides described by Allen, and Reddit’s reputation as “passionately dedicated to free speech,” the self-described “PhD chemist” decided it was time for the skeptics to go.
“After some time interacting with the regular denier posters, it became clear that they could not or would not improve their demeanor,” Allen said. “As a scientist myself, it became clear to me that the contrarians were not capable of providing the science to support their ‘skepticism’ on climate change.”
Do these global warming idiots ever go outside? When record lows are being set all over the world and every climate model they’ve ever cited has been spectacularly wrong, you would think that they would at least consider the possibility that their assumptions are incorrect.
By the time the global warming charade finally gives up the ghost, scientists are going to be considered about as credible as used car salesmen. Global warming, or climate change, or whatever you want to call it is less scientific than “scientific socialism” and is even more easily seen to be obvious nonsense by the layman.
What’s amazing is that half the people who applaud this sort of thing will also tell you that the Catholic Church forcing Galileo to recant was the worst crime in human history. Which would seem puzzling until one recalls MPAI. At this point, I suspect a new Ice Age is probably more likely than genuine global warming.