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Now It’s Bill Nye the “Jailing Science Skeptics as War Criminals” Guy

Absurd habits of thinking can collapse on themselves, suddenly, like the Dutch tulip mania of the 17th century. Something like that is bound to happen with the current madness about sexual and racial identity. Watch this (above) — it’s quite funny. College students at the University of Washington seem ready to entertain the idea that a thirty-something 5’9″ white guy may in fact be a seven-year-old 6’5″ Chinese woman.

That, I’m convinced, is going to go the way of the Dutch tulip bulb. Not so the idea that science skeptics could face prison time. It would have seemed absurd not long ago — and it is absurd. But watch Bill Nye the Science Guy musing on Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s suggestions that climate change “deniers” be treated as war criminals or traitors:

Nye is far from dismissing this out of hand. From Climate Depot:

Bill Nye, “the science guy”, revealed he is openly favorable to the idea of jailing ‘global warming’ skeptics at the Hague as “war criminals.” Nye was confronted with environmental activists Robert F. Kennedy’s call to jail climate skeptics for treason and lock them up at the Hague.

Nye openly pondered the idea that climate skeptics deserve jail. Climate Hustle’s Marc Morano asked Nye in an exclusive interview, “What is your thought on jailing skeptics as war criminals?”

Nye responded: “Well, we’ll see what happens. Was it appropriate to jail the guys from ENRON?”

Nye added, “For me as a taxpayer and voter — the introduction of this extreme doubt about climate change is affecting my quality of life as a public citizen.

Remember, the people in the grip of this particular madness, a very malignant one, are not just silly college students or even just silly college professors or administrators, but state attorneys general. That is serious. Before this mania collapses, I wouldn’t be altogether shocked if people get seriously hurt — going to prison for having the wrong ideas about a contentious scientific question.

H/t Nick Gillespie.

David Klinghoffer

Senior Fellow and Editor, Evolution News
David Klinghoffer is a Senior Fellow at Discovery Institute and the editor of Evolution News & Science Today, the daily voice of Discovery Institute’s Center for Science & Culture, reporting on intelligent design, evolution, and the intersection of science and culture. Klinghoffer is also the author of six books, a former senior editor and literary editor at National Review magazine, and has written for the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Seattle Times, Commentary, and other publications. Born in Santa Monica, California, he graduated from Brown University in 1987 with an A.B. magna cum laude in comparative literature and religious studies. David lives near Seattle, Washington, with his wife and children.