Skip to comments.Philosophy Professor Wants To Criminalize Scientific Dissent
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 dissentersspecifically, "climate deniers who receive funding as part of a sustained campaign to undermine the publics understanding of scientific consensus."
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Perhaps we should criminalize philosophical disagreements.
“When all you’ve got is a hammmer.....”
Well, ya know the rest..!!
The 2nd Amendment protects the First, as they say.
Facts? Facts? We don’t need no dirty, stink in’ facts!
I’ll bet he rips the Catholic church over Galileo though.
All science is dissent.
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.
Just another otherwise unemployable parasite. Another typical bald-haired hippie.
Have another hit of acid!
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
They must not teach the scientific method to philosophers. The man is ignorant.
Unfortunately he becomes the negative stereotype people remember
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 wasnt 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.
"Lawrence Torcello? Naw, that's too confusing, we're calling you Bruce like the rest of the Bruce's."
They think philosophy is just a silly as religion.
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.
Legalize the hunting of intellectuals.
” 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.
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