Gore to get an honorary doctorate?
re "Gore may get doctorate" (Minnesota Daily, 2/20/07) http://www.mndaily.com/algore.htm The fact that a university would even consider awarding an honorary degree in a science to Al Gore, a man who claimed to have invented the internet and now uses bogus statistical forecasting techniques to panic the country, demonstrates just how much politics has overtaken what should be an absolutely non-partisan and evidence-based subject. Gore’s continued push for a socialist solution to a problem not proven shows a callow regard for the welfare of his fellow man. Al Gore would see the economy wrecked to further his political goals. What he proposed is far more damaging to human welfare than even the direst predictions of the Cult of Global Apocalypse. Gore has shown himself to have a view of science straight out of Alice in Wonderland—Conclusion first, facts second. This approach to the serious issues that Gore is seeking to influence makes it clear that his alarmist crusade to push his cultist views has everything to do with keeping Gore in the news, and nothing to do with the welfare of his fellow man. Science is not about “consensus”, and we must not let it be a battle based on which interest group can raise the most money. It must be about data, conclusions logically surmised from that data, and rational responses to those conclusions. Gore and his sky-is-falling acolytes do not come close to meeting these standards. If a university wants to give Al Gore an honorary degree, it should be in religion or philsophy (my apologies to those departments), but certainly not in science.
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