John Ransom

Myer2 wrote: Why is algebra such a problem? Most of you feel science is a leftwing plot (evolution and global warming)- The New Liberals’ Hymnal: The Book of Common Core

Dear Comrade No. 2,

Science is not, in and of itself, a leftwing plot. For that to be true scientists would have to be cool people, not the mathematically-gifted, socially awkward wallflowers who never really had friends- or dates- in high school.

Elbert Einstein was the greatest theoretical physicist ever. He had rather childish views about money, economics and politics however.   

The idea of scientists plotting to take over the world only exists in Bond movies and cartoons. Scientists are usually just happy to be included in the office cake parties.   

Science- and the scientists behind it- are only used as a “tool” in the far leftwing plot.

The cool kids in politics- the people smarmy enough to get elected- use science and scientists to make the scientists feel cool and important.  And then they get them to opt-in to their plan to “save the world.”

But that’s just hogwash.  

“They make you feel cool,” Lester Bangs told the nebbish teenager in Almost Famous,  “And hey. I met you. You are not cool.”

Let’s face it; science is just a creative accounting gig.

But that’s only part of it.  Scientists also let leftwingers off the hook for denying many proven scientific theories.  

For example, leftwingers deny the link between breast cancer and abortions, the pill and cancer, although the science is clear. They deny nuclear energy- which actually is very safe- for windmills- which aren’t very efficient- and in the end they get more carbon-producing power plants, like what’s happening in Germany.

They lump people like me, who don’t think the theory of evolution conflicts with my understanding of the Bible, with the small portion of Christian Evangelicals who contend that Bible is literally true therefore the theory of evolution must NOT be true. Leftwingers propagate “settled science” theories such as “white privilege” and other radical social theories to promote inexact outcomes like “fairness”- where the government or a social scientist gets to define fairness.   

John Ransom

John Ransom’s writings on politics and finance have appeared in the Los Angeles Business Journal, the Colorado Statesman, Pajamas Media and Registered Rep Magazine amongst others. Until 9/11, Ransom worked primarily in finance as an investment executive for NYSE member firm Raymond James and Associates, JW Charles and as a new business development executive at Mutual Service Corporation. He lives in San Diego. You can follow him on twitter @bamransom.

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