By now you've probably heard of Ben Stein's movie "Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed" and the intellectual lockdown perpetrated by apostles of evolution theory.
Well, origins may not be the only area where adherents to one scientific theory are orchestrating an Orwellian effort to silence the opposing view. Climate research seems to be the latest front where opposition to the dominant theory is declared verboten and quashed by the establishment.
From Fox News comes the story of Dr. William Gray, a hurricane forecaster, says Colorado State University will no longer be promoting his forecasts because he's not a "believer" in Al Gore's man-made global warming fantasy.
The university says it is cutting back because of resource constraints, but Gray and others insist the move is ideologically driven:
"Bill Gray has come under a lot of fire for his views," former director of the National Hurricane Center Neil Frank, currently chief meteorologist at Houston's KHOU-TV, told the Chronicle. "If, indeed, this is happening, it would be really sad that Colorado State is trying to rein in Bill Gray."
Gray isn't the first to be censured for blasphemy against anthropogenic global warming. Last year, University of Washington climate scientist Mark Albright was fired from his position as associate state climatologist after he exposed false claims of shrinking glaciers in the Cascade Mountains.
As in the debate over origins, the Left seems incapable of (or unwilling to) distinguishing the difference between objective facts and the interpretation of those facts. These so-called scientists develop a theory, find a way to make the facts fit their theory, and call it "science."
If there is any area of scientific inquiry more devoid of objective proof and filled with ideology than origins, it may well be climate research.
Contrary to a mountain of evidence that the climate change has been happening for thousands of years or longer, and is happening on other planets where there are no SUVs, and is based on unreliable data, claim that any warming of the earth cannot be laid at the feet of the sun or natural cycles, but at the feet of SUVs, power plants and Western civilization.
If things continue, Stein may need to do a sequel to Expelled.