The scientific method dissolves into infallible opinion dictated by alarmists
True scientists have always sought to welcome dissenting views and encourage questioning the truth via the scientific method. However, throughout history there have sadly been those who would make a mockery of science and try to pervert it by suppressing dissenting views, and seeking to silence legitimate researchers diligently following the scientific method. Galileo Galilei was condemned by the Church for believing the earth orbited the sun, Hypatia of Alexandria was murdered for practicing math, and today respectable scientists are facing ostracism at the hands of climate alarmists.
When news broke earlier this month that French president Nicolas Sarkozy was considering Claude Allègre, a former government official, for a ministerial position, it should have been cause for celebration. After all, Mr. Allegre is a respected geophysicist who headed the Institut de Physique de Globe in Paris from 1976 to 1986, and was president of the French geological survey — the Bureau des Recherches Géologiques et Minières — from 1992 until 1997. He even won the 1986 Crafoord Prize for outstanding work in fields not covered by the Nobel Prize.
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