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Liberal Morality and Global Warming March 24, 2007

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. . .as outlined in The American Thinker.

The message of these pseudo-moralists is that “good” people must start by accepting the pre-ordained orthodox conclusion and then work backwards through the claimed facts, making not an intellectual assessment of whether they are indeed true, but rather a “moral” assessment of whether or not they agree with the conclusion. Things claimed as facts which are “good” (in this moral sense) should be embraced and those which are “bad” (in this same moral sense) should be discarded, not because they are factually false, but because they are “immoral”.
In all honesty, this should scare the heck out of everyone. This is an atmosphere in which scientific inquiry is steered not by factual truth, but by a pre-ordained “moral” position. What is at work here is exactly what the liberals have always claimed to condemn. How is this any different from the decree of a radical theocratic dictator who will allow only those scientific conclusions which are approved by his church?
The liberals always claimed that such behavior – allowing moral considerations to trump factual ones – was the ultimate evil. But apparently, even this “ultimate evil” becomes “acceptable strategy” if the cause is justified. This is “liberal moral relativism” taken to a whole new level.

As always, read the whole thing, as “them’s gooooood readin’.”

HT: Anchoress

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