“Climategate” and the Creation-Evolution Controversy
In November, leaked files came to light - including more than 1,000 emails and nearly 3,000 documents - that provided abundant evidence of falsification of data among the scientists who are at the forefront of promoting the theory of global warming. Alleged guilty parties include Phillip Jones, director of the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) and his assistant, Keith Briffa; Michael Mann at Pennsylvania State; Malcolm Hughes at the University of Arizona; Kevin Trenberth at the National Center for Atmospheric Research; James Hansen at NASA's Goddard Institute of Space Studies; and James Holdren, President Obama's new "Science Czar." The authenticity of the leaked emails and documents has been verified by Phillip Jones, Kevin Trenberth and others.
Now that global warming has been exposed as a politically motivated hoax supported by fraudulent science, Creation Moments would like to share three conclusions that are relevant to the discussion over creation and evolution.
First, "Climategate" reveals once again that scientists are more than willing to lie about the facts if it furthers their agenda. In the case of global warming, scientists at the University of East Anglia - along with their colleagues in the U.S. - falsified their data to "prove" global warming. Significantly, there is abundant evidence that evolutionary scientists are doing the very same thing. They routinely discard data that fails to support Darwinism. In fact, countless studies are stopped when they are seen to be heading in the "wrong" direction.
Second, the CRU scientists collaborated to prevent qualified scientists who disagreed with them from publishing or participating in the peer-review process. As one news source said, "The belief in Global Warming among scientists is not a consensus; it is a dictatorship." This is also a common practice in the creation-evolution area. Just ask any creation scientist how difficult it is to publish a paper in peer-reviewed scientific journals.
Third, many scientists involved in global warming research have themselves been duped by the leaders of the global warming community. We wonder how those sincere scientists will respond now that global warming has been exposed as a hoax. Will they abandon this false science or just close their eyes to the truth? Well, if they are anything like evolutionary scientists, we suspect that they'll close their eyes. After all, they don't want to lose their government grants, their jobs, their tenure or their standing in the scientific and academic communities.
We also suspect that global warming advocates in the government and in the media will attempt to discredit "Climategate" and sweep it all under a rug. After all, to those who have a monetary and political interest in keeping global warming alive, facts are irrelevant ... just as they are for scientists who have a stake in Darwinism.
Those are our thoughts. What are yours?