Monday, December 07, 2009

 

Selective Memories


Science, smiance!

God will see us through!

[A] conservative Christian group released a report questioning the science, economics and theology surrounding calls to counteract global warming. ...

[Calvin Beisner, national spokesman of the Cornwall Alliance] said "pretty much all of the scientists" warning about the dangers of global warming are "secular Darwinists" who believe the Earth came about by random chance. Because of that, he said, they view the world's climate system as "very fragile, not resilient" and that "a tiny little bit of an influence on it could throw the whole thing into utter collapse."

Beisner called that "a fundamentally anti-Christian worldview."

"The biblical worldview tells us instead that this Earth is the product of God's wise, intelligent design, and in Genesis 1:31 we read at the end of all creation God saw all that he had made and, behold, it was very good," Beisner told Land, president of the Southern Baptist Convention Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission.

He reasoned that assigning catastrophic results to small shifts in atmospheric chemistry "assumes a fragile Earth instead of the well-designed Earth."

"The biblical worldview tells us that the Earth and its climate system -- all its ecosystems -- are robust, resilient, self-regulating, self-correcting, so that these tiny changes cannot cause disaster, and that's what the science is bearing out," he said.
Denialism and the assumption that God will bail our asses out is a recipe for giant stupid.

But even on their own terms ... don't they remember what was supposed to have happened the last time their God played weatherman?
.

Comments: Post a Comment

<< Home

This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?

. . . . .

Organizations

Links
How to Support Science Education
archives