By Kira Davis
“Those who think they can simply cherry-pick science don’t understand how science works” – Neil deGrasse Tyson of “Cosmos”.
I read that quote today in Salon. Tyson was speaking about “climate deniers” and I still have a headache from the epic, spastic eye-rolling it caused me. His view is that the science on what is now called “climate change” (this year, anyway) is settled and he feels no obligation to debate it any longer. Anyone who can’t agree that climate change is caused by humans is simply ANTI-SCIENCE.
ANTI-SCIENCE has become a favorite slur of the left alongside “racist”. Call someone either of those things and you’ve removed the necessity for further debate or conversation. You believe the earth has a Creator? ANTI-SCIENCE! You think human beings have very little to do with how our earth changes her weather patterns? ANTI-SCIENCE!
When I read Tyson’s quote in Salon I had just been perusing a post over at LifeNews touting recent studies that prove babies in the womb feel the pain of abortion at as early as 20 weeks and maybe even earlier. The anti-life movement has for years fought legislation that would protect babies in the womb from late-term abortion. Wendy Davis became an instant celebrity when she filibustered such a bill on the floor of the Texas Senate. A woman’s reproductive rights must be protected! Hands off my womb! Keep your Bible out of my vagina!
Isn’t it funny that the same side of the political spectrum that will scream ANTI-SCIENCE at anyone questioning the causes of global warming (even other scientists) remains virtually silent when science supports what the pro-life movement has been saying for years?
Science has finally caught up to life. We now have the ability to peer into the womb at nearly any stage of pregnancy. We no longer have to guess what a growing baby looks like during development. We can take a picture now and see arms and feet and eyes and heartbeats. I showed my five-year-old a fuzzy picture of a fetus at 12 weeks and asked her to tell me what it was. Without hesitation she told me it was a baby. Did she need a fetal pain study to know that? No, her own eyes were enough proof for her to identify the characteristics of a human being.
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