Terry Amburgey, our brave liberal friend tried one on Facebook, thinking I had my back turned to deliver one of his drive-by pronouncements. I caught him red-handed. Below is a recent Facebook exchange. (He is brave liberal because he keeps coming back for more punishment.)
Amburgey: The teapublican love of conspiracy theories goes well beyond anti-muslim and birther conspiracies; lets not forget climate-change-what-climate-change? whackos. I know one idjit that will tell you that climate scientists around the world fake their data as part of a grand international conspiracy.
Is it not true that one of the main university research centers in charge of climate change research was caught plotting “conspiring” not so long ago? This is a real question. Not all “scientists” around the world are scientists and many scientists have never joined the chorus. More are leaving through the back door as we chat. There is no need for a conspiracy for great falsehoods to spread anyway. Unexamined faith will generate a culture of belief that is more powerful than simple evidence. Human-made global warming about which we must worry instantly has all the attributes of a religious cult, including instant excommunication for doubters. The absence of criticality among otherwise well-educated believers is tangible. Thus, I learned recently in Le Monde that the Ocean was rising faster in some places than in others! Le Monde is the flagship of French-language left-leaning intellectuals. I don’t know where you went to school, Dr Terry but I learned in mine that when a theory had great big chunks of untruth, it needed to be reviewed. Here is a chunk: What did the Norse of Greenland eat with great frequency in 1100, in 1200, that you would not expect at all? The answer is in that great Tea Party Republican conspirationist Jared Diamond “Collapse.” And after being entombed, Jesus just got up and left under his own power. It must be so because billions believe it. Right?