For John Broder – this is science :
“Climate change is real, and man is causing it,” Mr. Hill said, echoing most climate scientists. “That is indisputable. And we have to do something about it.”
That sounds like a statement of faith, not science. Broder then turns logic on its ear.
Skepticism and outright denial of global warming are among the articles of faith of the Tea Party movement, here in Indiana and across the country.
Skepticism forms the basis of science, but for Broder, faith is science and science is faith. Then he launches a non sequitur tirade of smears against skeptics.
The “right wing religious nuts” smear :
“It’s a flat-out lie,” Mr. Dennison said in an interview after the debate, adding that he had based his view on the preaching of Rush Limbaugh and the teaching of Scripture. “I read my Bible,” Mr. Dennison said. “He made this earth for us to utilize.”
The “corrupt big oil” smear :
Those views in general align with those of the fossil fuel industries, which have for decades waged a concerted campaign to raise doubts about the science of global warming and to undermine policies devised to address it.
The “paranoid urban legend” smear.
They have created and lavishly financed institutes to produce anti-global-warming studies, paid for rallies and Web sites to question the science
Sorry John, I’m not religious, I don’t get paid, and I don’t like cars. I do this because I hate stupid religions and all other philosophies which stifle human beings. Like Broder’s core belief system.
h/t to Marc Morano