“… the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report on
warming "the last word on climate change." It evidently is the first
science to reach the end of its subject, all questions answered.”George is confused on the difference between knowing THAT something is a fact
vs. the myriad ways HOW something works in all circumstances. Contrary to George’s assertion, no one questions the fact of the theory
of gravity, the germ theory of disease, the theory of evolution (religious
believers notwithstanding); just as virtually no climate scientist today
questions the fact that burning fossil fuels is negatively impacting the planet.
Of course there is much to learn about all the implications of
climate change, and the ability to make accurate predictions is often the last
piece of the puzzle to be placed – just ask economics or medicine (but
does anyone seriously think we should return to the barter system or stop going
to the doctor?).The idea that climate science must answer all
possible questions and make fully accurate predictions before its basic
hypotheses is accepted is ludicrous.
Forrest Gump said it best: "Stupid is as stupid does."
Well, one thing is for sure. Human evolution may still be a question, but after
reading some of Mr. Wills examples of the stupid regressive things so called
modern society is doing, human de-evolution is not.