Letter: Humility needed in science and religionI admit I don’t worry, but I do try to become as well informed as possible and then preach and practice what I believe, unlike Al Gore.
By: Mike Bogle, Windom, Worthington Daily Globe
In Michael Marcotte’s letter of April 9, he accused me of not using any facts; my letter was full of them. He also accused me of blasting the evidence for global warming. I did not; my letter was about what causes it, man-made and natural. I could have gotten far more technical, but I wasn’t writing to a scientific journal.
I admit I don’t worry, but I do try to become as well informed as possible and then preach and practice what I believe, unlike Al Gore.
Ignoring the fact that Greenland has been warm before is sticking your head in the sand, not deductive reasoning.
Accusing people who doubt that global warming is all man-made, or being “anti-science” or “flat-earthers,” like Al Gore did, reduces the debate to innuendo and name calling. An emotional response to evidence belies insecurity and an effort to convince oneself rather than your detractor.
Physicists now suspect that the speed of light has been slowing down exponentially since the “Big Bang,” or creation, which would mean the universe could be far younger than previously thought. We all need to keep learning and become less dogmatic. Science, which is external, should never have the certainty of religion, which is internal and therefore knowable at a deeper level.
I know from history that men are not immune to making huge mistakes, and people who only know one side of an issue are the cause.
I challenge people who believe like Michael Marcotte to read “Unstoppable Global Warming,” by Singer and Avery. They have scientific evidence —and lots of it — that the earth goes through a warming cycle every 1,500 years that lasts about 400 years.
I have two young children, and I don’t want them growing up in an economy wrecked by ill-informed public policy.
I do have faith in God and scientists who are intellectually honest and not afraid to look at all the facts.
As Sherlock Holmes said, “In any mystery we must investigate every possibility, and eliminate them one by one. Whatever remains, no matter how improbable or impossible it may seem, must be true.”