Paul Krugman’s “perspective” appeared again in the StarNews editorial page on August 30, as expected. He writes for the New York Times its parent company. Mr. Krugman, a pugnacious, political pundit—of the leftist persuasion—reportedly has skill at Keynesian economics. He’s won international prizes for promoting the socialist theory of taking wealth from some and distributing it to others by bureaucrats presumed to know who is most deserving. Of course, history proves the result: a society of dissatisfied, demoralized and unproductive people.
In this recent rant he has ventured afield. Krugman leaps into the deep, recently riled waters of science; or, more correctly, pseudoscience. He directs his new found knowledge of biological and physical sciences at (guess) two front-running Republican candidates for president of these United States: Gov. Rick Perry of Texas and former governor of Massachusetts, Mitt Romney.
A riled Krugman attacked Perry because he publically dismissed the theory of evolution. Apparently, because a “vast majority of biologists” believe it, we must all unquestionably follow their thinking. However, a grade-schooler consulting a dictionary could discover that the word “evolutionism,” in fact, refers to a biological theory—especially that of one nineteenth century scientist: Charles Darwin. Apparently, Krugman, an evolutionist, believes without question, in Darwin’s biological theory. Fine. But it’s not scientifically professional to reject other theories. Further, every truly honest scientist has skepticism; even of his own hypotheses. Liberals prop their visions with theories, but little understanding of reality—or tolerance.
But, Perry really sent Krugman up the wall with his comment that many scientists question the assertions that man causes our climate to change. Worse, he dared to cite the fact that some scientists have manipulated data creating a false threat. Worse yet, he implied that they have an incentive because of government grant funding to further their employment opportunities.
What Perry said is all well documented. Still, Krugman called Perry’s skepticism about climate change “vile.” In my opinion, his irrational fit of contempt for the expressions of Gov. Perry gives us more evidence that neo-leftists hate those that question the theory of manmade global climate change because it threatens their new sacred religion and political tool—another deception they promote to redistribute wealth and increase the power of government over our lives.Read full article » No Comments »