Publication Does Not a Scientist Make

“Climate Scientists” have come up up with another theory. This one is not however a crack pot theory about the climate, it is  a crack pot theory about their fame. Climate Scientists, (so the story goes) because they have been published in more magazines, newspaper articles and blog posts than Scientists who dare to question climate change, must be better scientists.

For a long time in America fame has been seen as an indicator of success. Celebrities, Professional Athletes and Musicians have all been elevated to the place of gods on earth. So naturally since Climate Scammers have achieved (in general) more notoriety than their opponents they must be more successful, ergo, better scientists. What these “scientists” have overlooked is that the Scientific Community has blackballed non-climate scientists from all major publications. Obviously since the lobbyists are fed  by the scientists, Washington fed by the lobbyists and the media fed by Washington, those who question the gospel of global warming don’t have very much pull in the society of social media.

Publication does not make you in any way a better or more correct scientist. Especially if your opponents have been effectively silenced by lack of coverage.

Tom DeWeese
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Tom DeWeese is President of the American Policy Center and National Grassroots Coordinator for CFACT (Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow) working to help local activists organize into Freedom Pods ( He is also the author of three books, including Now Tell Me I Was Wrong, ERASE, and Sustainable: the WAR on Free Enterprise, Private Property, and Individuals.