Free thought repressed

I believe there are many parallels between Global Warming and Evolution. Both are the most popular views accepted by the media and the scientific majority, or at least the scientists that are most commonly talked to by the media. Both are questioned by some scientists. Both have strong supporters and opposers, and heated scientific debates around them.

But both are claimed to be the “consensus”, absolute fact, and any “dissenter” must be a nutcase. It doesn’t really matter whether they are true or not – regardless, labelling any scientist a nutter is very unhealthy. Science progresses through debate. It is important to consider opposing views to your own, whether or not they are correct, because it is the consideration of alternative views that develops reason and wisdom.

One example of how “dissenters” are being repressed is the fact that Dr David Bellamy has been blacklisted (according to himself) by the BBC. You probably recognise him in the photo – he used to be on many different nature TV programs. But he hasn’t been hired for anything much for years now, because he is a “climate skeptic”. In other words, a scientist who has the guts to think for himself.

Proverbs 3:13-14 states: Blessed is the one who finds wisdom, and the one who gets understanding, for the gain from her is better than gain from silver and her profit better than gold.

There is a big difference between knowledge and wisdom. Being able to remember exactly what your teacher told you was true is knowledge. Being able to analyse it for yourself and decide whether or not it actually is true is wisdom. And you only gain this from considering alternative views to your own.

If you only teach students knowledge, they can be indoctrinated with whatever you like.

Hat tip: Not PC

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3 Responses to “Free thought repressed”

  1. kiwipolemicist Says:

    “Being able to remember exactly what your teacher told you was true is knowledge. Being able to analyse it for yourself and decide whether or not it actually is true is wisdom. And you only gain this from considering alternative views to your own.”
    Which is precisely why schools don’t teach logic, or alternative views, because schools are a means of indoctrinating children with leftist greenie beliefs.
    http://kiwipolemicist.wordpress.com/2008/10/08/the-liberal-left-agenda-in-new-zealand/

    (Further info on the agenda behind state education can be found here: http://kiwipolemicist.wordpress.com/2008/09/20/finding-out-which-politicians-are-family-friendly-and-why-the-rest-arent/ )

    Who is behind the climate change lie? Consider motive, i.e. who benefits from it: governments do, because they have an excuse for having more control of people’s lives and for increasing taxes.
    http://kiwipolemicist.wordpress.com/2008/09/11/the-emissions-trading-scheme-global-socialism/

  2. Mr Dennis Says:

    This also shows why we need Bible in Schools. People sometimes argue against this as it is religion in school. But they forget that schools already teach one religion (atheism) as absolute fact – it is the fundamental supposition behind the biology taught at school, the moral opinions behind sex education etc. The only way to ensure students are not being indoctrinated is to either get rid of atheism from our schooling system (very difficult unless you homeschool), or teach religion to provide balance, specifically Christianity as it is the dominant religion in NZ. The more Bible in Schools is repressed, the more indoctrinated children will be.

  3. The State arrogantly claiming our children « Samuel Dennis Says:

    […] effect of it is that it forces all children to attend daily state indoctrination sessions, where biased views can be fed into trusting young […]


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