Conspiracy Theorist: 6/2

Gays are winning

But corrupt science could snatch defeat from jaws of victory

By Mark LuedtkePhoto: Dayton Pride 2015 begins Friday, June 5. The annual Pride Parade begins at 11 a.m. on June 6

All over the country, gays are winning the freedom to marry. An injustice is being righted. George Bush the Younger offered to officiate a wedding for lesbian friends. President Obama, after first being against gay marriage, became the first sitting president to support it. Even in states where voters democratically reject gay marriage, courts are allowing it on constitutional grounds, proving once again that democracy is among the worst forms of government known. Thank goodness the U.S. is not a pure democracy yet.

It may seem that this momentum cannot be broken—but it can. You have only to look at what’s happened to the great global warming fraud over the last decade to see how. Ten years ago, global warming was one of the major issues in America and the world. It was common knowledge that carbon dioxide produced by society was warming the planet and would cause global warming Armageddon within the next 50 to 100 years. The only problem was what everybody knew was wrong. Politicians, bureaucrats and scientists had been lying to us about the impact of carbon dioxide on climate for decades. But the people are used to politicians and bureaucrats lying. What really killed the global warming fraud was discovering the scientists were lying. Study after study and prediction after prediction were proven wrong. The fraud finally fell apart with the release of the “Climategate” emails, which revealed to everyone the systematic fraud being perpetrated by the world’s top climate scientists. Concern for global warming has fallen to the bottom of the list of Americans’ worries.

Since then, Americans’ trust in scientists has evaporated, and for good reason. Richard Horton, editor of The Lancet, a prestigious British medical journal, admits, “The case against science is straightforward: much of the scientific literature, perhaps half, may simply be untrue. Afflicted by studies with small sample sizes, tiny effects, invalid exploratory analyses and flagrant conflicts of interest, together with an obsession for pursuing fashionable trends of dubious importance, science has taken a turn towards darkness.”

That observation is backed up by a study showing that 47 out of 53 landmark studies, studies many other studies are based on, couldn’t be replicated.

It’s interesting Horton never mentioned politics, the elephant in the room with monopoly power over scientific funding, in his critique of science. I guess he didn’t want to bite the hand that feeds him. I bet you’ll find that the more politically charged an issue is, the more money governments have spent promoting it and the more corruption scientists have permitted supporting it. This is true of global warming, health care, nutrition, second-hand smoke, etc. I’m sure it’s true of everything. That’s because politicians and bureaucrats fund scientists who support the political position they promote, and they starve scientists who don’t. That corrupts scientists into pseudo-scientific political operatives.

Americans place scientists on a pedestal, so they don’t exactly like it when scientists lie to them. One of the few ways momentum for gay marriage could be stopped, or even reversed, is if Americans discover scientists are lying to them about gay marriage and the rest of the gay agenda.

Unfortunately, that just happened. Politico reports, “Columbia University political science professor Donald Green’s retraction this week of a popular article published in the December issue of the academic journal Science follows revelations that his co-author allegedly faked data for the study, ‘When contact changes minds: An experiment on transmission of support of gay marriage.’”

Green’s co-author claimed he didn’t manufacture data, but he couldn’t find the source data he used. He also promised he would write a retraction, but he failed to do so. To his credit, Green actually wrote a retraction.

This is a self-inflicted wound done to the gay marriage movement by a political activist posing as a scientist. As Care2 points out, talking to gays about gay marriage can change minds. “Regardless of whether the study’s data is real or faked, there is little doubt that people are more responsive to a topic when faced with a personal story from a real person,” Robin Marty wrote.

Of course they are.

The fight to legalize gay marriage has always been about overcoming government coercion against peaceful activity, which is always illegitimate. Government, the most corrupt institution in the world, should have no control over marriage. Gay marriage advocates have right on their side. The only way they can fail is if they employ government coercion themselves to promote their cause.

Mark Luedtke is an electrical engineer with a degree from the University of Cincinnati and currently works for a Dayton attorney. He can be reached at MarkLuedtke@DaytonCityPaper.com.

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