There is still plenty of debate over whether man-made global warming is threatening life as we know it. In the minds of many, it is an absolute certainty that we are dooming ourselves. I don’t want so much to talk about that, though. I want to talk about the scientific community, and their worldview.
Apparently, they are not as interested in scientific discovery of important truths, as they are clandestine cover-ups, collusion and group-think. Many have leaped to the conclusion that they were hiding a truth that was different than what they wanted the rest of the world to believe. That may be true, but it may just be that they have become so used to this kind of science-vs-the-world mentality, that they behaved the way they did even though it was not necessary.
What am I talking about? Consider the fact that this thing has been called The Greatest Scandal in Modern Science. That’s a bit of an overstatement, in my view. It was a scandal, to be sure. The revelation of the emails did not reveal the whole global warming idea as a falsified concoction. Not at all. Yet it did reveal something. It revealed a conspiracy to cover up facts – a conspiracy to protect the “favored hypothesis.”
The Wall Street Journal, in an op-ed piece, said
Yet even a partial review of the emails is highly illuminating. In them, scientists appear to urge each other to present a “unified” view on the theory of man-made climate change while discussing the importance of the “common cause”; to advise each other on how to smooth over data so as not to compromise the favored hypothesis; to discuss ways to keep opposing views out of leading journals; and to give tips on how to “hide the decline” of temperature in certain inconvenient data.
Some see this as one incident – one isolated occurrence of inappropriate behavior. But what if this were to be seen as just the latest evidence that something unsavory is being cooked up? What if we were to discover a similar pattern of conspiracy to promote another one of science’s most favored hypotheses? What if we were to discover a similar pattern covering not just a brief moment in time, but a period of time covering several generations of human population? And what if the favored hypothesis being “protected” is the grandaddy of them all? What if we were to see it in the real “greatest scandal in modern science? What if we were to see it in the grand doctrine of Darwinian evolution by natural selection?
The pattern has been there for decades. We have allowed them to pull the wool over our eyes. We have allowed them to tell us that we are not to teach children to think – not when doing so would put their favored hypotheses up to the light of questioning and examination. “Evolution is science!”, we are told, and “Intelligent Design is just religion masquerading as truth!” And we buy it. We buy it because we are ignorant of the unalterable fact that every scientific hypothesis starts with at least one unscientific presumption. And we buy it because we are ignorant of the distinction between religion and faith. It is impossible to live at all without taking some things on faith. We know that to be true. Yet we have allowed ourselves to be seduced by the misdirection that reminds us of the separation of church and state. It’s time to snap out of it.
The favored hypothesis is that life, after having started by some unknown natural means, evolved from one species to another using a mechanism called natural selection. There are two presuppositions built into that sentence. Neither is or ever will be testable, so both are assumptions built not on cold, logical, empirical data, but on faith. Scientists who assume life started naturally, do so not based on observable data, but by faith. They simply do not believe that anything supernatural exists, so only a natural explanation is possible. Likewise, even when examining evidence suggesting that one species has evolved into another, they can only assume that the mechanism at work is natural selection. It’s a nice theory. The evidence fits the hypothesis – reasonably well anyway. But that is not a proof.
What if there were some other explanation? What if the Biblical version of creation really is the explanation of not just all of life, but all of everything? And what if life was actually designed? What if the mechanism at work in getting one species to evolve into another is not natural selection, but the operation of a designed mechanism not yet fully understood – a mechanism that could be observed at work in the natural world? Or what if the Creator actually existed not only in the spiritual (non-material) world, but in the material one as well. What if the mechanism at work is God’s actual creative work, still going on, moment by moment, millions of times every day?
These questions are not really being subjected to any real scientific thought. That’s because, in the greatest scandal in modern science, the favored hypothesis has been covertly guarded and protected for decades.