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The Anti-Science Left Keeps On Keeping On
The left often calls conservatives “anti-science.” This is simply an demonstration of the psychological phenomenon of transference when a person attributes their own feelings to another. A great example of this, also from the left, is their insistence on accusing their opponents of racism while being utterly racist themselves. It is the left that does not believe life begins at conception. The left continually harangues against GMO crops which prevent massive starvation. The left seems to think that electric cars are environmentally sound despite the fact that electricity has to be generated and the batteries used in these cars creates toxic by products. The left still buys into Rachel Carlson’s fradulent “Silent Spring” even though their campaign against pesticides has killed millions of people via malaria.
There is perhaps no subject shows the left’s aversion to science than the continual public presence of Paul Ehrlich, left wing professor and unrepentant crank.
Ehrlich burst into the public consciousness in 1968 with the Population Bomb, a book that quickly became the left’s equivalent of the Apocalypse of Saint John. The book is little more than a crudely worked modernization of the theories of Thomas Malthus. For instance:
The battle to feed all of humanity is over. In the 1970s hundreds of millions of people will starve to death in spite of any crash programs embarked upon now. At this late date nothing can prevent a substantial increase in the world death rate..
His fraudulence, if not obvious even to the dimmest bulb when the great famines of the 1970s failed to materialize, became apparent when he was famously punked by Dr. Julian Simon in the Simon-Ehrlich Wager.
Now Ehrlich has resurfaced hawking a new book to the credulous called “Hope On Earth.” In an interview with Huffington Post, Ehrlich made another brazely illogical prediction:
Ehrlich claimed that scarcity of resources will get so bad that humans will need to drastically change our eating habits and agriculture.
‘We will soon be asking is it perfectly okay to eat the bodies of your dead because we’re all so hungry?,’ he told HuffPost live host Josh Zepps.
He added that humanity is ‘moving in that direction with a ridiculous speed.
This is nuts for a lot of reason. No one can predict the future. Even the most fervent lefty crank. Crops have been modified and bred to be more productive. Population decline is the threat to many advanced countries. But the major reason is that overpopulation is a silly concept, at least for now. From the site Per Square Mile comes this map. It shows what would happen if the entire population of the world were placed in the United States at densities achieved in some major cities.
Again, the left shows that if any bizarre proposal is floated by a buffoon with the appropriate credentials then the left will accept uncritically whatever he says. And they will do so convinced that they are following science. They aren’t following science they are following false gods of their own making.