The Unity of Science

In 1945, the Guardian said : “The freedom of science to push its inquiries into every field and to proclaim its own results regardless of established opinions was an article of the progressive faith throughout Europe”

“MANCHESTER, SATURDAY, March 24, 1945

The Unity of Science

The nineteen-thirties have radically called in question the liberal tradition of the West and we are only just beginning to disentangle the problems set by this challenge. Previously science had been unquestioningly regarded as a new source of enlightenment which was seeking to establish positive knowledge in place of dogma and metaphysical speculation. The freedom of science to push its inquiries into every field and to proclaim its own results regardless of established opinions was an article of the progressive faith throughout Europe, Within science itself the young pioneers, the revolutionaries like Pasteur and Darwin, Semmelweis, Arrhenius, Van t’Hoff, Freud, and Einstein, who had to fight often single-handed against the closed ranks of an overbearing orthodoxy, were ‘the most admired and beloved figures. They were the heroes of enlightenment.”

24 Mar 1945, 4 – The Guardian at Newspapers.com

Now they demand anyone who disagrees with the “established opinions” be silenced.

“Climate change is real. We must not offer credibility to those who deny it If ‘balance’ means giving voice to those who deny the reality of human-triggered climate change, we will not take part in the debate, say Jonathon Porritt, Caroline Lucas, Clive Lewis and 57 other writers, politicians and academics”

Climate change is real. We must not offer credibility to those who deny it | Letters | The Guardian

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4 Responses to The Unity of Science

  1. kzvx says:

    The Guardian is the very definition of fake news

  2. czechlist says:

    “The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to want to rule” HL Mencken

  3. ” If balance means giving a voice to those who deny the reality of human triggered climate change we will not take part in the debate ” …….

    .So when was ‘climate change “triggered” – as in activated – by humans ? …..When the very first steam combustion engine was invented …the first coal furnace ? ..The year 1840 ?…. 1812 ? What of the ridiculous Ruddiman thesis that human demographic crashes in the Middle Ages caused the Little Ice Age ?…
    Oh thats right , there is no debate …. A “wise” coterie of academics politicians and writers who evidently cannot distinguish contribution from causation noting the choice of the word ‘triggered “[ with the imprimatur of The Guardian] have spoken

  4. Stuart Hamish says:

    Read this and consider an article or video presentation Tony ……I contributed an extensive rebuttal in the comments section

    “The Guardian Wins Voodoo Bingo – The Little Ice Age Caused by Volcanoes White Men and CO2 ” https://joannenova.com/2022/05/the-guardian-voodoo-little-ice-age-caused-by-volcanoes-white-men-and-co2/

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