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Philosophy Professor Wants To Criminalize Scientific Dissent
Reason.com ^ | Mar. 17, 2014 | J.D. Tuccille

Posted on 03/17/2014 8:19:55 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey

In 2012, in a proceeding straight out of the Inquisition, an Italian court convicted six scientists for providing "inexact, incomplete and contradictory information" in the lead-up to the earthquake. Now, a philosophy professor says that case may provide a worthwhile example for the treatment of scientific dissenters—specifically, "climate deniers who receive funding as part of a sustained campaign to undermine the public’s understanding of scientific consensus."

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: climatechange; dissent; tyranny
this is simply surreal.
1 posted on 03/17/2014 8:19:55 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey
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To: MeshugeMikey

Perhaps we should criminalize philosophical disagreements.


2 posted on 03/17/2014 8:21:37 PM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: MeshugeMikey

“When all you’ve got is a hammmer.....”

Well, ya know the rest..!!


3 posted on 03/17/2014 8:22:04 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: gaijin

The 2nd Amendment protects the First, as they say.


4 posted on 03/17/2014 8:24:35 PM PDT by IncPen (When you start talking about what we 'should' have, you've made the case for the Second Amendment)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Facts? Facts? We don’t need no dirty, stink in’ facts!


5 posted on 03/17/2014 8:24:54 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: MeshugeMikey

I’ll bet he rips the Catholic church over Galileo though.


6 posted on 03/17/2014 8:25:10 PM PDT by pfflier
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To: MeshugeMikey

All science is dissent.


7 posted on 03/17/2014 8:26:30 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: MeshugeMikey

This philosopher is not bright enough to catch on to the fact that if something like this went to court, it would clarify just where the misinformation is coming from.

There might just be one or two leftists in positions of authority who understand.


8 posted on 03/17/2014 8:27:42 PM PDT by reasonisfaith ("...because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved." (2 Thessalonians))
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To: MeshugeMikey
a philosophy professor

Just another otherwise unemployable parasite. Another typical bald-haired hippie.

Hey Doc!

Have another hit of acid!

9 posted on 03/17/2014 8:30:05 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

The person is not a scientist, real scientists are all about disproving each other’s ideas, it is the whole method of science not to accept theories without real proof


10 posted on 03/17/2014 8:33:36 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Vince Ferrer

Yep


11 posted on 03/17/2014 8:33:55 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: 17th Miss Regt
Is he for punishing the global warming Nazis for every prediction they get wrong? How about punishing global warming fascist who will hide information if it threatens their funding and status as liberal heroes?
12 posted on 03/17/2014 8:34:21 PM PDT by peeps36 (I'm Not A Racist, I Hate Douchebags of All Colors)
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To: MeshugeMikey

They must not teach the scientific method to philosophers. The man is ignorant.


13 posted on 03/17/2014 8:40:14 PM PDT by gitmo (If your theology doesn't become your biography, what good is)
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To: gitmo

Unfortunately he becomes the negative stereotype people remember


14 posted on 03/17/2014 8:43:14 PM PDT by Fai Mao (Genius at Large)
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To: MeshugeMikey

If Dr. Larry is going to opine on the philosophy of science, he should at least read the seminal work on that matter, namely “The Structure of Scientific Revolutions” by Thomas Kuhn.

BTW, Dr. Larry, they locked up Galileo for denying what the 99% “consensus” of existing “scientists” had to say about the fundamental “settled science” of astronomy, but the earth continued to rotate around the sun anyway.

BTW, a few of the other scientists who correctly bucked the 99% consensus were, Louis Pasteur, Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, Alfred Wegener, Antoine Lavoisier, and Robin Warren and Barry J. Marshall. Fortunately, Dr. Larry wasn’t in charge of jailing scientific heretics during those times, or otherwise we would be living in a far different and a far
poorer world than today.


15 posted on 03/17/2014 8:43:33 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: MeshugeMikey
bruces photo: Bruces bruces.jpg

"Lawrence Torcello? Naw, that's too confusing, we're calling you Bruce like the rest of the Bruce's."

16 posted on 03/17/2014 8:48:11 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: MeshugeMikey
Good luck getting a job as a philosopher when the official politically correct scientists takeover.

They think philosophy is just a silly as religion.

17 posted on 03/17/2014 8:56:32 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: MeshugeMikey

He thinks I should be imprisoned for dissenting loudly about human caused global warming, climate change, or whatever they call it this week.
And I think anyone who tries to imprison anyone for saying what they think should be shot dead as a tyrant.

But that’s just me.


18 posted on 03/17/2014 9:10:31 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Legalize the hunting of intellectuals.


19 posted on 03/17/2014 10:03:43 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: GeronL

” it is the whole method of science not to accept theories without real proof”

And he’s going to let “lack of proof” stop him? A philosopher is somebody who can’t figure out whether or not he even exists.


20 posted on 03/17/2014 10:28:28 PM PDT by haroldeveryman
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To: MeshugeMikey

Government re-education camps.

Something we can all look forward too. :D


21 posted on 03/17/2014 11:38:04 PM PDT by Tzimisce
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To: MeshugeMikey

I want to criminalize disagreement among philosophers. Anyone who doesn’t follow the Aristotelian line should be jailed.


22 posted on 03/18/2014 2:07:02 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault
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To: MeshugeMikey

Verily, philosophy can tell us much. I shared the learned professor’s views. I feel the same way about geocentric heresy which is counter to Scripture, tradition and the everyday evidence of our experience. Philosophy tells us that there must be but seven planets, just as there are seven holes in the head (two eyes, two ears, two nostrils and the mouth). The Creator would not allow the superlunary to ever change or decay, therefore comets must be disturbances in the atmosphere. ‘Tis utter nonsense to think that God would allow planets to move in anything other than perfect circular orbits, despite the Keplerian heresy.

Anyone who questions these assertions should be adjudged a heretic, burnt at the stake, and his possessions given to the Church, and his family should become mendicant vagabonds and denied any offers or means of a livelihood.


23 posted on 03/18/2014 4:36:10 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (In the long run, we are all dead.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Wow. Just wow. WOW. I used to live in a country where the kind of people who said these kind of things usually occupied a stool down at the far end of the bar.


24 posted on 03/18/2014 4:38:23 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (In the long run, we are all dead.)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
The Pandoras Box....of :political Correctness has spawned a real mess hasnt it.

Insanity has become ever so trendy...and irrational thought seems to have been made Mandatory in several locales


25 posted on 03/18/2014 5:47:50 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Jesus came to Save not Entertain / Ground John Kerry Now!)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

I see where Tar and Feathers Futures have gone though the roof since this announcenent!


26 posted on 03/18/2014 5:50:01 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Jesus came to Save not Entertain / Ground John Kerry Now!)
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To: Right Wing Assault

“Think Right or Think Re-Eduction”


27 posted on 03/18/2014 5:51:34 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Jesus came to Save not Entertain / Ground John Kerry Now!)
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To: Tzimisce
Amen!


28 posted on 03/18/2014 5:54:15 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Jesus came to Save not Entertain / Ground John Kerry Now!)
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To: TigersEye

no limits....no specific season.... IM THERE!!


29 posted on 03/18/2014 5:55:20 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Jesus came to Save not Entertain / Ground John Kerry Now!)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Too bad we can’t criminalize stupidity.


30 posted on 03/18/2014 5:55:26 AM PDT by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: 17th Miss Regt

Oceania Rules the Sea!!


31 posted on 03/18/2014 5:58:07 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Jesus came to Save not Entertain / Ground John Kerry Now!)
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To: Snickering Hound

Lawrence is reputed to be a secret agent for the Ministry Of Silly Walks


32 posted on 03/18/2014 5:59:28 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Jesus came to Save not Entertain / Ground John Kerry Now!)
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To: catnipman

we might well still be living in caves.. is “Dr’ Larry had held sway back in the shadowy distant past.


33 posted on 03/18/2014 6:01:13 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Jesus came to Save not Entertain / Ground John Kerry Now!)
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To: MeshugeMikey


34 posted on 03/18/2014 6:01:41 AM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: gitmo

Hes as much a Scientist as Al Sharpton....who fairly recently admitted he ddnt know nuthin bout no Galeyo..

http://barracknow.blogspot.com/2011/09/video-al-sharpton-does-it-again-thinks.html


35 posted on 03/18/2014 6:06:06 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Jesus came to Save not Entertain / Ground John Kerry Now!)
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To: JoeProBono

There he IS!!!

Professor Larry- The Hardest Workin Man in the silly walks business


36 posted on 03/18/2014 6:07:19 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Jesus came to Save not Entertain / Ground John Kerry Now!)
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To: GeronL

HERETIC...INFIDEL

we step out of line at our own peril,....


37 posted on 03/18/2014 6:09:03 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Jesus came to Save not Entertain / Ground John Kerry Now!)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

there we have it.

Ensconced in the ivory tower wearing his che guevera t shirt and Pinwheel Beanie!


38 posted on 03/18/2014 6:10:38 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Jesus came to Save not Entertain / Ground John Kerry Now!)
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To: MeshugeMikey

It’s absolutely consistent.

In the heart of every leftist is the fondest wish of using the government to punish, and ultimately to kill, anyone that expresses a viewpoint challenging the leftist worldview.


39 posted on 03/18/2014 6:15:19 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: TigersEye

“Intellectuals” in the sense of the Thomas Sowell definition -

those who produce nothing but ideas, and never have any consequences for the results of those bad ideas.


40 posted on 03/18/2014 6:16:53 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: 17th Miss Regt

the professor is criminally ignorant


41 posted on 03/18/2014 6:18:59 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Jesus came to Save not Entertain / Ground John Kerry Now!)
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To: MrB
the new new NEW final solution.... is in the planning stages as we speak


42 posted on 03/18/2014 6:21:52 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Jesus came to Save not Entertain / Ground John Kerry Now!)
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To: MrB
Exactly!

old tagline - "Intellectuals only exist if you think they do."

43 posted on 03/18/2014 12:58:32 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Vince Ferrer

“All science is dissent.”


Exactly. Such geniuses they are, they spend theirs lives searching for an answer as to how the Universe came about, when in fact, in the first paragraph in the Book of Genesis provides this answer.

But rather than seek TRUTH, THEY rather believe things like... all of a sudden, even though they don’t know WHEN, there was a Big Bang, and then Poof...there everything was. And up to this day, they still believe it. Now currently, global warming.

A very vulgar display of “the failure of the human condition”, I say. It’s “criminal’ in and of itself for anyone to get a paying job teaching such malarkey as “philosophy”, or any of those useless, worldly views, let alone have to listen their shamblabbery. It’s languages of the devil...who IS a Liar.

No different than the discombobulated medical field. One day something is bad for you, and then all of of sudden, it’s GOOD for you...even though it’s still “bad” for you.

I expect that if they ever got their wish of ridding the world of us “peasants”, it wouldn’t be long after that they would also cease to exist, as well. For obvious reasons.


44 posted on 03/20/2014 12:14:27 AM PDT by ourworldawry
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