And if Galileo were alive today, he'd still be condemned ... or refused funding.
I found this article on the net by Andrew T. Durham and really enjoyed it.
It is Constitutionally illegal for the United States Government to propagandize the public. While I believe they do this anyway, that is not the point of this piece. The truth is, the government does not need to propagandize the American public. They have science, the media and Paul Harvey, Jr.
In true American tradition, Paul Harvey, Jr. joined the cult of science in propagandizing the American people. You’re in dubiously good company.
This past week, Paul Harvey, Jr. – who is, I guess, a “folksy” commentator – lied to the American public. He state unequivocally that scientists had proven that all crop circles were man made by “pranksters”. This is flatly untrue. The huge majority of so-called crop circles are unexplained, having been created in a matter of hours, with the stems of the plant life being disrupted at the cellular level. One of the latest circles appeared in North Korea. Now, Americans, how could “pranksters” do something as intricate as a crop circle in a country where you can be shot for relatively minimal offenses, let alone a nation that is vastly difficult for our own officials to enter? You see, Mr. Harvey, you need to research the entire story before you decide that scientists have said something that no scientist has proven. Period. And no scientist has ever proven that all crop circles were made by hoaxers. Science, like drug addicts and alcoholics, find denial a great way of ignoring something.
But scientists are a cult you can’t rely upon..... Please go read the whole article HERE at WEBCommentary.