Gilding the Galileos

As we know there are known knowns. We also know there are known unknowns. But there are also unknown unknowns – the ones we don’t know we don’t know. And if one looks throughout the history of our country and other free countries, it is the latter category that tend to be the difficult ones.

Ladies and gentlemen I give you…Ted Cruz.

On the global warming alarmists, anyone who actually points to the evidence that disproves their apocalyptical claims, they don’t engage in reasoned debate.

Trailing the candidate, you see a looming infinity of blackness that Ted deigns to call ‘climate denial evidence.’ And from hell’s heart he stabs at thee, with his finger, but then are any of the quote-unquote scientists impressed? Do they fall on their asses like a bunch of acorn-humping squirrels struck by lightning? Nope.

Today, the global warming alarmists are the equivalent of the flat-Earthers. It used to be [that] it is accepted scientific wisdom the Earth is flat, and this heretic named Galileo was branded a denier.

He’s really slingin’ some bullshit. Stephen Jay Gould:

…there never was a period of ‘flat earth darkness’ among scholars (regardless of how the public at large may have conceptualized our planet both then and now). Greek knowledge of sphericity never faded, and all major medieval scholars accepted the Earth’s roundness as an established fact of cosmology.

There were people who believed the Flat Earth canard, but they weren’t the scientists of the world. They were the philosophers, priests, historians and everyday fools. To say that it was “scientific wisdom” is to say the one thing we know to be false.

Oh, and of course Galileo had nothing to do with any of it. By his time, the idea was long-since dead. Instead to his credit, and his misfortune, he supported Copernicus’ view that the Earth revolved around the sun. But you know hey whatever man, old scientists and famous controversies. Did somebody say this Cruz guy was a debate champion? He’s a stupid git. If being dead wrong were the Olympics, snootface would be on a Wheaties cover.

The newly announced GOP presidential candidate told David Brody, of the Christian Broadcasting Network, that religious conservatives must take back their political dominance, reported Right Wing Watch.

More Cruz rhetoric? Sure.

“This country remains a country, I believe, grounded in values, grounded in faith, but far too many Christians have ceded the public arena to people who aren’t believers,” Cruz said.

Look what happened to Hollywood, for example. Not long ago the atheists had only begun to make movies of their own. The features were heathen farces, typically built around million year-old dinosaurs come back to life, or prostitutes with hearts of gold. No one thought much about it because they certainly weren’t profitable or popular, but they were eagerly received by beatnik professors and Russian poets. And because of the sway those folks held over your children – well, you remember what happened next…

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2 thoughts Gilding the Galileos

  1. avatar Grung_e_Gene says:

    Galileo? Galileo? Figaro! Magnifico! Beelzebub has a Ted Cruz set aside for me. For me. For meeeeeeeeeeeee!

    Except, of course, Cruz ‘ s plastic kazooesque voice would Butcher a Queen song.

  2. avatar toma says:

    From Ted to our scientists:

    I can’t have been there when brains were handed round
    Or get past the cover of your books profound,
    And some of your friends thinks it’s really unsound
    That you’re ever seen talking to me.

    Well I don’t know how to write a big hit song,
    And all crossword puzzles well I just shun,
    And I may be the Mayor of Simpleton,
    But I know one thing and that’s I love you…

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