Monday, July 07, 2014

THE CENSORSHIP IS NOW OFFICIAL: BBC staff ordered to stop giving equal air time to climate deniers; The network will stop airing "debates" featuring members of the anti-science fringe.

While it's true that some skeptics can be faily classified as fringe, a blanket dismissal is just as anti-scientific. There's legitimate points to be made against alarmism, and science has always advanced by the skeptics questioning the scientific consensus. “Case closed” is the most anti-scientific thing that can be said. It doesn't mean that skeptics are always right, but closing them out altogether means a/ you're a bully, b/ you don't trust your own position enough and believe it may survive an open confrontation.

Then again, it's the same BBC who refused to listen to anyone who warned them of what Jammy Savile was doing…