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Video: Rockstars of Scientism - Brian Cox
« on: December 13, 2012, 10:27:38 am »
Rockstars of Scientism - Part 1 - Brian Cox's Orwellian Conclusion

The first in what is intended to be a series of videos debunking pop "science" celebrities. This video addresses comments made by Professor Brian Cox during a 2010 Royal Television Society lecture which aired on the BBC. In the lecture, the pop-star physicist spouted an Orwellian definition of impartiality and justified it by appealing to almighty peer-review - a familiar tactic often employed by global warming propagandists. This video challenges his fundamental idealist assumption that "the peer-reviewed consensus is, by definition, impartial".

It's all very well and good making videos debunking the likes of Al Gore and the IPCC, but let's be honest, those guys are a joke! But popular scientists and naturalists like Brian Cox and David Attenborough are more respected and trusted. And so when they make programs about climate change, people believe them. It's time their propaganda was subjected to the same scrutiny.

Part 2, which should be completed soon, will look at comments made by Bill Nye "The Science Guy" and the classic works of Richard Dawkins on the subject of "evolution" (Darwinian Materialism). I also intend at some point to make one that debunks climate and population catastrophism in David Attenborough documentaries and another one which debunks prominent "debunkers" of the so-called "anti-vaccine" movement (Ben Goldacre etc.). Other science celebrities whose statements I'd like to examine include Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Lawrence Krauss, Steven Hawking and Michio Kaku, though I'm not really sure what to do for them. Transhumanism, maybe?

I just want to be clear that these videos are not "anti-science". I love science. What these videos are attacking is Scientism - the almost religious worship of the scientific establishment and materialist philosophy, which is what pop science has largely become nowadays.

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