Skip to comments.NCSE Picks Fight Against Climate Science Deniers
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 Nations 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.
Ive long been a supporter of NCSE when I could afford membership. I think its 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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The one question that they have no answer for....
“What’s the temperature supposed to be?”
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.
Scientists want climate change in young minds
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.
It is truly evil how the left has utterly corrupted so many institutions.
Are you talking about Lewis Latham or Lapham?
That is why they hate homeschooling.
"Scientific American" is also famous for doing a smear job on the late neutron bomb scientist, Sam Cohen.
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.
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...”
Even better...”what ended the last ice age?”
Quit subscribing years ago. Neither scientific nor American after taken over by leftist globalists.
That is always my stock question. What ended the Ice Age? Which, geologically speaking, was less than an eyeblink ago.
Scientific American has been a leftist rag for some time.
No wonder they’re supporting the NCSE frauds.
oops, misread the headline
“NOSE picks Fight...”
Thought it was trying to get back at its owner.