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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

A bad month for the conventional wisdom

First, anthropogenic global warming gets exposed as an agenda-driven scam.

Climate change: this is the worst scientific scandal of our generation.

Then, the HIV/AIDS hypothesis gets kicked in the teeth.

The discoverer of HIV speaks out.

The takeaway from all this is that layer by layer, via science departments concerned more with 'diversity' than merit, government grants, and other externalities, a meritocratic society is being dismantled and replaced with a who-you-know-not-what-you-know one. High IQ individuals will be diverted towards chasing fashionable chimeras while real, tangible problems like superbugs, metastatic cancer, and rising levels of ambient mercury are ignored.

UPDATE: A detailed summary of the leaked "Climategate" data appears here.