Friday, November 11, 2016

2016 A Scientific horror story

The (black, pun intended) comedy continues with the potential appointment of Ben Carson (he's on a short list of two) by Trump to the position of "Secretary of Education". To clarify, despite being a famous surgeon, Carson is a religious nut-job who believes that evolution is "satanic" and that the big bang theory is a "fairy tale", see for yourself below.

It just goes to show that humans are capable of incredible feats of cognitive dissonance, Carson made his fortune from a platform that rests upon facts that he doesn't actually believe are true. It looks like science and reason are entering at least a four year winter in the USA, which is a shame because, unlike the mythical creatures Carson believes in, our pursuit of knowledge via the scientific method is the only thing that's going to help us in our real future struggles against the extinction-class events in our species near horizon. Things like climate-change, antibiotic resistance, nuclear proliferation, over-population and all that those things imply for large swathes of human population.


A Heron's View said...

Ah' sure haven't we all got our problems Mister Perfect !

Steve Borthwick said...

Of course, but not all of us are president of the most powerful nation in the world though.