Tuesday, April 24, 2007

The Truth Gored

Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth is an impressive, convincing piece of work. It would put the fear of climate change in the heart of any reasonable person.

Problem is, a lot of it overstates the case and the most of the rest is simply not true.

But it supports the current politically-correct storyline of manmade global warming caused by vile environment-hating governments (i.e., Republican and Conservative) in collusion with greedly industrialized corporations. It fits the simplicitic notion of man=bad mother/nature=good).

So it's understandable that it is now being mandated to be shown in public schools in Canada.

Problem is, it will not be shown in a critical thinking class; it will be shown to indoctrinate; it will function as propaganda.

For example, it is unlikely that The Great Global Warming Swindle will be shown alongside of it, or that an article by Iain Murray "Gorey Truths - 25 Inconvenient Truths for Al Gore" will be presented to aid in critical analysis.

Mr. Murray's article is well-worth reading. 25 pithy points.

You can check it out at


And that's the way the Ball bounces.

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"... nothing intellectually compelling or challenging.. bald assertions coupled to superstition... woefully pathetic"