Thursday, March 26, 2015

I Used to Find Him Odd. Now I Know He's Nuts.

He's the Republican presidential nomination front runner (if only because there's no one else in the race yet) and he's a special guy at that.  In his own humble opinion, Ted Cruz is a modern day Galileo.  And those of us who accept the scientific consensus on climate change?  Well, in the curious mind of Galileo Cruz, we're "Flat Earthers."

Speaking to the Texas Tribune on Tuesday, Cruz said that contemporary “global warming alarmists are the equivalent of the flat-Earthers.”
“You know it used to be it is accepted scientific wisdom the Earth is flat, and this heretic named Galileo was branded a denier,” he said.

In Cruz’s opinion, when it comes to climate change, his denier position places him alongside 17th Century scientist Galileo Galilei, who was also considered to be denying the mainstream knowledge of his day. According to Cruz’s logic, he is taking the minority view that human-caused climate change is not happening, just as Galileo took the minority view that the scientific method should be trusted over the Catholic Church.

Crazy is not considered grounds for disqualification for running for the Republican presidential nod.  See:  Santorum, Rick.


Purple library guy said...

How typical that he doesn't even get the Galileo vs. Church controversy right. Nobody claimed the earth was flat. The argument was heliocentric vs. earth-centric. Galileo claimed the earth orbited around the sun. The Church claimed the earth was round but at the centre, with the universe going around it.

Of course, Cruz might still believe that one.

Lorne said...

At times like this, Mound, I am ever so grateful that Mr Cruz has renounced his Canadian citizenship.

The Mound of Sound said...

I have a hard time accepting that Cruz believes much of the crap he keeps spewing out. He's pimping for the Tea Party niche vote and he'll say whatever he thinks they want to hear to get it.

I too am grateful that he had to renounce his Cdn. citizenship. Silver lining...

Steve said...

I think I clarified his postion for him.

Climate jihad is still jihad, just saying.