Seldom Heard Quotes Made by Environmental Leaders Part 1.3
“Now, in a widening sphere of decisions, the costs of error are so exorbitant that we need to act on theory alone. It follows that the reputation of scientific prediction needs to be enhanced. But that can happen, paradoxically, only if scientists disavow the certainty and precision that they normally insist on.
Above all, we need to learn to act decisively to forestall predicted perils, even while knowing that they may never materialize. We must take action, in a manner of speaking, to preserve our ignorance. There are perils that we can be certain of avoiding only at the cost of never knowing with certainty that they were real.”
Jonathan Schell, Author, Our Fragile Earth, page 47
Jonathan Schell is apparently saying that we must dump the necessity for scientific fact as we have known it and replace it with the possibility that anything can happen with or without factual basis. By doing so we can avoid what may not happen anyway. You know like the Global Warming crowd is doing, acting on theory alone. Most American’s don’t know the entire Global Warming scare is based on computer models that can’t predict what happened last year or next week.
This is exactly what has happened in the media science revolution. The media and a few scientists have implemented a system of media scientific reporting that has replaced the “certainty and precision” science has insisted on for centuries.
The small group of scientists, (think the Climate Research Unit in East Anglia, UK), that buy into this garbage should have their scientific licenses revoked and stand trial for crimes against humanity. And yet these scientists who have opted to act “on theory alone” have the willing support of the national media.
“The environmental movement is not political, it is spiritual.”
Louis Gibbes, Midwest Director, Greenpeace, Exploring Religion, ME/U, 1992
Ms. Gibbs was also discussing the” rights of rocks,” the fact that the environmental movement grew from the 60s, and is linked with feminism. According to Ms. Gibbs, the right of other forms of matter does not end with rocks. Our Land Magazine reported in an article by Jim Peterson, “Philosopher Edward Johnson preached chicken liberation: ‘The claim that chickens are docile, tractable, stupid and dependent may or may not sell chickens short, but. . .it is worth remembering that similar charges used to be made about the character of slaves’.” The article also stated the Sierra Club Defense Fund carried the rights of trees all the way to the Supreme Court.
By dismissing these people, as a small segment is a great mistake, as Alston Chase said, “These philosophies quickly reach the point of absurdity. But what is most disturbing about them is not that they exist, or that they have no basis in science or reason. What is most disturbing about them is that they are propelling the mainstream environmental agenda.”