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Prof Fiona Stanley jumps on climate-pulpit, says skepticism “is like child abuse”

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Prof Fiona Stanley jumps on climate-pulpit, says skepticism ‘is like child abuse’

http://joannenova.com.au/2014/04/prof-fiona-stanley-jumps-on-climate-pulpit-says-skeptics-abuse-children/

It’s another pious scientist. Sigh. Why do good researchers sometimes throw their professional standards to the wind (or in this case, just blow them right up?) Fiona Stanley has done great work in the prevention of spina bifida with folic acid, and with indigenous health problems. The new big state funded hospital in WA is named after her, and she’s another Australian of the Year. (Is that award the worst thing that can befall a good scientist? Post hoc, they seem to think the world wants to know their personal feelings on topics they know nothing about.) Cue Professor Fiona Stanley who assumes all fields of science “work” even though she herself says climate science is politicized. Stanley goes so far as to say that being skeptical of the IPCC view is like “child abuse”. But isn’t it a form of child abuse to throw away the Scientific Method, to sacrifice the next generation’s quality of life, their careers and then burden them with debts to the the God of Wind-farms and the Saint of Pink Batts? Don’t we owe our kids the transfer of a culture of logic and reason that was handed to us? At least Stanley admits […]Rating: 9.1/10 (9 votes cast)

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