Tuesday, September 5, 2006

Repent! For The End Has Been Peer-Reviewed!

I've been saying this for years, just not as well (H to the T to the W S):

The global warming debate is really not scientific but religious...

The tendency of humans to look for answers to scientific issues and natural catastrophes in human sin is ancient, mistaken, and perennial. There will always be a market for [David] Suzuki and his ilk because, in the face of the unknown, consciousness of our own sinfulness - a spiritual condition - is a powerful tool to be manipulated by priests for secular purposes.

1 Comment:

Bruce Gottfred said...

I don't know if it's religious, but I think GW has been so universally accepted because it fufills a number of the primary myth archetypes. Throughout history, the presense of one of these is needed in a story for people to pass it along. GW has the 'hidden cost to something that seemed free' myth, it's got the 'man's hubris towards nature' myth, and it's got the most important one: the 'those damn Americans/Republicans are preventing the world from being a perfect place again' myth.

It's the mother of all urban legends. It cannot die. (Sort of like the Plame/Wilson kerfuffle.)