Agent.X7 wrote on Nov 28, 2012, 15:10: I fall on the side of wait and see. After all, 1000s of "real scientists" believed the Earth was flat at one point. 1000s of "real scientists" believed in Nuclear Winter. Both theories have been proven wrong. Everyone wants to hang anybody that doesn't agree with the "scientific consensus" - even though there really is no consensus either way - but nobody seems to remember that Galileo didn't agree with the "consensus" either, and look who turned out to be right.
Your analogy is seriously flawed. You're talking about a period when actual science was little more than philosophy because you could easily find yourself branded a heretic or worse by the church which meant excommunication and life over as you know it or literally life over as you know because you were executed. That is a very long way from where we are today with tools that can measure and work with things on a molecular scale.
Do you honestly think for a second that 100s of 1000s of highly intelligent people who have anywhere from 4 to 12 years of post-secondary education that specialize in hard sciences in specialized fields all come together to overwhelmingly agree that climate change - while natural, is also being exacerbated by man - are all somehow wrong and that establishment hating, uneducated, moronic rednecks are actually right? Is that what you're saying? Are you seriously buying into the disinformation being put out by big business who has a vested interest in not seeing regulations implemented that will affect their bottom line is in fact true and all these scientists around the world are wrong? All of them? Every single one? The people only interested in objective information with no corporate agenda are all wrong?
I just remembered that I actually own a bridge in Brooklyn I'm selling cheap. I can let you have it a good price. It also comes with a pet unicorn.
“That's it. You people have stood in my way long enough. I'm going to clown college!”