Science And Religion Are, Well, Different

But that simple truth has escaped Newsweek’s Eleanor Clift.

From Newsbusters:

On the Nov. 29 edition of “The McLaughlin Group,” host John McLaughlin asked about the prospects of a Copenhagen climate change treaty and its possible impact on the U.S. economy. MSNBC and “The McLaughlin Group” regular Pat Buchanan gave some spot-on analysis on global warming alarmist about former Vice President Al Gore and how it pertains to the climate change issue.

“Well, I don’t think it’s going to have any impact, John, because I don’t think it’s going to get through the United States Senate,” Buchanan said. “And there’s a reason for that John, and that’s Al Gore’s moment has come and gone. The truth is they’re changing the name to climate change rather than global warming for a reason.”

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“It was warming, John,” Buchanan said. “It’s not been warming since ’98. Secondly, there’s no known proof it’s because of man and there’s no known proof it’s a great danger.”

However, Clift felt inclined to responded, rather emphatically. She said she believes U.S. policy should be proactive toward the issue. Her view is arguably indicative of the mainstream media’s sentiment on the debate, and she equated it to blind faith when she told Buchanan there’s no proof there’s a God either, which didn’t mean global warming wasn’t a danger.

“It’s no known proof there’s God, either. How much proof do you need, Pat?” Clift replied. “Oh, it is a danger. It’s a danger in many places.”

I believe there’s a God. I can’t prove that; my belief is faith-based. I’m comfortable with that. That’s how religion works.

Science, on the other hand, should never be faith-based. It should be rooted in things like data and observation and testing your hypothesis and other science-y stuff. That what makes it different from religion.

Clift makes a serious logical error by arguing that belief in global warming can somehow be equated with belief in God.

Unless global warming is your religion.

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2 responses to “Science And Religion Are, Well, Different

  1. Rob Stubbs

    There is nothing logical about Clift or these other reporters clinging to the Global Warming theme as they have spent years being the Prophets of Global Doom if something isn’t done. It shows so clearly despite their cries of only being interested in facts to report on those facts aren’t the important thing but the grand cause to save the planet is and it doesn’t matter if a few lies are told in order to accomplish that goal.

    Of course these same people are quick to point out that someone who believes in God and the bible and are Christians can’t be real Scientists because having faith in something bigger than themselves will make them ignore evidence that contradicts their world view. I have always thought understanding the universe and how it works brings you closer to God not further away. Notice I didn’t say feel but thought.Its Ironic that these same reporters who say such things are showing that their own world view makes them ignore evidence that contradicts what they feel to be true. “I don’t care about the facts because I feel what I know is true.”

    True Science is a tool to understand how the universe God created works. True Science is not what these reporters and apparently these CRU “scientists” are following or doing. I have seen what True science has accomplished in the world at large when it is practiced properly and tested vigorously. Are the results always good ? Of course not but each failure or bad thing that happens allows us to grow and expand. If this “fake” Science is allowed to continue to grow and expand we will not experience any growth or expansion but instead get stagnation and destruction.

    Science is a tool for looking at the universe to seek greater understanding

    Religion is a tool for imparting a moral code for believers and non believers of a higher power in which to live in that universe.

    They are not incompatible but they are not the same either.

  2. lwdewhirst

    Let’s replace Green with Blue…

    http://lwdewhirst.wordpress.com

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