December 3, 2009
HE'S CONFUSING AN EFFECT FOR A CAUSE:
Climategate: Science Is Dying: Science is on the credibility bubble. (DANIEL HENNINGER, 12/02/09, Wall Street Journal)
Surely there must have been serious men and women in the hard sciences who at some point worried that their colleagues in the global warming movement were putting at risk the credibility of everyone in science. The nature of that risk has been twofold: First, that the claims of the climate scientists might buckle beneath the weight of their breathtaking complexity. Second, that the crudeness of modern politics, once in motion, would trample the traditions and culture of science to achieve its own policy goals. With the scandal at the East Anglia Climate Research Unit, both have happened at once.
Malthusianism/Darwinism/Modern Biology has been so politicized for so long that it bears little relation to the hard sciences. It's more a literary theory, a way of reading the text. Posted by Orrin Judd at December 3, 2009 6:49 AM