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The shamans of scientisim are growing increasingly strident. Yesterday, we discussed advocacy for creating a world authoritarianism to impose scientific consensus policies about global warming. Apparently, Dr. David Suzuki, the Canadian geneticist turned television star, has opined that politicians be jailed for violating the scientific consensus on global warming. From the story:

He urged today’s youth to speak out against politicians complicit in climate change, even suggesting they look for a legal way to throw our current political leaders in jail for ignoring science—drawing rounds of cheering and applause. Suzuki said that politicians, who never see beyond the next election, are committing a criminal act by ignoring science.

If people decide to pursue draconian environmental policies through democratic means, that is one thing. But imposing the “scientific consensus” through authoritarianism or jailing politicians who don’t follow “the scientists” in lockstep is quite another. I repeat: Those who wish to create a scientocracy—which increasingly seems akin to theocracy—can go jump in the lake.

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