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NCSE Picks Fight Against Climate Science Deniers
Scientific American ^ | January 16, 2012 | Kevin Zelnio

Posted on 01/17/2012 4:23:54 PM PST by 1010RD

The National Center for Science Education is a wonderful institution dedicated to fighting junk science from entering our Nation’s schools and media. This is a tireless and often thankless job, yet there are so few “think tank” type organizations to promote science standards out there that they really stand out. I had the fortune 2 years ago to visit their offices and was impressed by how passionate the staff were and what they could accomplish out of a tiny office and a garage to store their immense archives.

NCSE is best know for fighting creationism in schools and provided crucial assistance during the landmark Dover Trial and battles over intelligent design legislation throughout several states. Now, they are turning their attention to climate change denial – a wholly other beast! See this brief video below.

The fight over evolution and intelligent design/creationism was essentially a legal one hinging on a loose definition of religion entering public school classrooms. Naturally, there is much more to it than that, but i want to make a point that the climate change denial fight is not necessarily a legal battle much like the the religious infiltration of ID was. This makes it a much more difficult fight! It is mostly an education campaign, not a legal campaign. Curiously, though, the tactics of climate change deniers are all too familiar! They have borrowed and mirrored many of the strategies (and in fact, people) from ID proponents.

I’ve long been a supporter of NCSE when I could afford membership. I think it’s time to make that small financial sacrifice once again to support their noble efforts at improving the standards of science education in America. If you think this is about single issues, like teaching evolution or climate change in grade school, then you are dead wrong. This is about the deceitful infiltration of an anti-science politico-cultural agenda into the most vulnerable sector of society, our nations publicly-funded schools. The country can regain its prominence as a science beacon in the world once again, but it takes organisations like NCSE to help and ordinary citizens like you and I to care.

UPDATE: Steve Mirksy has a podcast interview with Eugenie Scott about this new initiative from NCSE right here on Scientific American! Some really great points made by Eugenie by about parallels between evolution and climate change denialism.


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KEYWORDS: climatechange; climatefraud; globalwarming; globalwarminghoax
They're putting mind control into high gear. If they lose the school children it's the end of liberalism as we know it.
1 posted on 01/17/2012 4:24:01 PM PST by 1010RD
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To: neverdem; SunkenCiv; metmom

Of potential interest to your lists.


2 posted on 01/17/2012 4:25:13 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: 1010RD

The one question that they have no answer for....

“What’s the temperature supposed to be?”


3 posted on 01/17/2012 4:27:58 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (...And I'm All Out Of Gum.)
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To: 1010RD

Do those Commies still head “Scientific American”? I think the wife of the former publisher of “Scientific American” was also head of something called the “Emergency Civil Liberties Union” or sumping. A hardcore, Communist front organization.


4 posted on 01/17/2012 4:29:57 PM PST by Stepan12
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To: 1010RD

Scientists want climate change in young minds
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2833643/posts

Related?


5 posted on 01/17/2012 4:30:49 PM PST by EBH (God Humbles Nations, Leaders, and Peoples before He uses them for His Purpose)
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To: 1010RD
“Global Warming: a dangerous man-made phenomenon caused by the mixture of recycled Marxist ideas and junk science.”

Don Feder

6 posted on 01/17/2012 4:31:30 PM PST by Stepan12
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To: 1010RD

Unfortunately, the NCSE enjoys unfettered access to young minds full of mush.

Also,I’ve known fully accredited academic scientists that rejected the evolutionary model, not on the basis of religious dogma, but on the basis of a respect for the utter improbability of the utterly improbable.


7 posted on 01/17/2012 4:49:26 PM PST by Elsiejay (in)
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To: 1010RD
Scientific American has not been about Science for decades. It is a nest are hard-core leftists who do everything to push the propaganda of the left.

It is truly evil how the left has utterly corrupted so many institutions.

8 posted on 01/17/2012 4:51:56 PM PST by sand88 (Hey Rove et al, I will, with great pleasure, NOT cast a vote for the Statist Mitt.)
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To: Stepan12

Are you talking about Lewis Latham or Lapham?


9 posted on 01/17/2012 4:52:10 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Great question.


10 posted on 01/17/2012 5:05:44 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: 1010RD

That is why they hate homeschooling.


11 posted on 01/17/2012 5:10:06 PM PST by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
The last name is Piel. Her husband used to publish or edit "Scientific American."

"Scientific American" is also famous for doing a smear job on the late neutron bomb scientist, Sam Cohen.

12 posted on 01/17/2012 5:12:32 PM PST by Stepan12
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To: 1010RD
but i want to make a point that the climate change denial fight is not necessarily a legal battle much like the the religious infiltration of ID was

Oh I think the "climate change" issue is very much a "religious infiltration". It is based mostly on faith and only very tenuously on science.

13 posted on 01/17/2012 5:18:07 PM PST by denydenydeny (The more a system is all about equality in theory the more it's an aristocracy in practice.)
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To: 1010RD

Communist influence deniers, who were themselves Communist influenced, told this nation that there was a Red Scare whipping up hysteria.

This is nothing but a Green Scare.

There were Communist moles inside the State Department yet man is not sending this planet into a global heatwave that will eradicate all crops and icebergs in 5 year’s time.

“Our chil’run will never see a snowfall again...”

BULLSTALIN.


14 posted on 01/17/2012 5:22:15 PM PST by a fool in paradise (SecofState Clinton applauded when a POW named Gaddaffi was murdered in captivity & his body defiled.)
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To: Baynative; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Rurudyne; steelyourfaith; Tolerance Sucks Rocks; xcamel; ...

Thanks 1010RD.


15 posted on 01/17/2012 6:07:07 PM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Even better...”what ended the last ice age?”


16 posted on 01/17/2012 6:15:29 PM PST by Nifster
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17 posted on 01/17/2012 6:41:16 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: 1010RD

Quit subscribing years ago. Neither scientific nor American after taken over by leftist globalists.


18 posted on 01/17/2012 6:50:44 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (There's a pill for just about everything ... except stupid!)
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To: Nifster

That is always my stock question. What ended the Ice Age? Which, geologically speaking, was less than an eyeblink ago.


19 posted on 01/17/2012 9:38:22 PM PST by Explorer89 (And now, let the wild rumpus start!!)
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To: 1010RD

Scientific American has been a leftist rag for some time.

No wonder they’re supporting the NCSE frauds.


20 posted on 01/17/2012 9:40:29 PM PST by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: SunkenCiv; Dr. Bogus Pachysandra; grey_whiskers; ApplegateRanch; Whenifhow; WL-law; ...
Thanx for the ping SunkenCiv !

 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

21 posted on 01/17/2012 9:46:33 PM PST by steelyourfaith (If it's "green" ... it's crap !!!)
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To: 1010RD

oops, misread the headline

“NOSE picks Fight...”

Thought it was trying to get back at its owner.


22 posted on 01/18/2012 8:52:00 AM PST by gnickgnack2 (QUESTION obama's AUTHORITY)
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