(Cornwall Alliance) -- Back in 1984, Richard Lamm, then Democratic Governor of Colorado, gained infamy for having said the terminally ill elderly have “a duty to die and get out of the way.”
Such disrespect for age persists among Progressives. Bill Nye “the Science Guy,” a major proponent of global warming alarmism, blames climate skepticism on age.
“Climate change deniers, by way of example, are older. It’s generational,” Nye told the Los Angeles Times, adding, “We’re just going to have to wait for those people to ‘age out,’ as they say.”
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Nye might be acting more scientifically if he were to ask himself, “Why are older scientists more likely to doubt climate alarmism?” It is, after all, not quite a rule of thumb that the older you get, the dumber you get. Age has a tendency to bring with it an accumulation of experiences and lessons that enhance rather than diminish discernment.
Had he asked that question, he might conceivably have contemplated the effect of a major change in the process of scientific education that happened in the 1970s and 1980s.