Cal St Professor Joseph Palermo says Trump’s anti-global warming stance should prevent him from using Twitter
A California State University, Sacramento professor wrote a piece asserting that Donald Trump and other global warming deniers should be denied science for other activities, such as drone use and Twitter.
“I’ve always believed that people who dismiss science in one area shouldn’t be able to benefit from science in others,” Joseph Palermo argued in a recent Huffington Post article, because Donald Trump “rejects the science of climate change.”
“If Trump and his cohort believe the science of global warming is bogus then they shouldn’t be allowed to use the science of the Internet for their Twitter accounts, the science of global positioning for their drones, or the science of nuclear power for their weaponry.”
Professor Palermo teaches history, and in addition to The HuffPo he contributes to the LA Progressive in which he was quite concerned that “With Trump’s Victory Republicans Gain Unchecked Power.” — noted by College Fix.
Palermo writes that “We’re now entering a period where the U.S. military’s 22nd Century weapons technology is in the hands of those whose mentality hasn’t really left the Bronze Age. Say what you will about the deficiencies among the Democratic leadership (and there are many), at least the Democrats are trying to remain in the fact-based world and accept the validity of scientific inquiry.”
College Fix countered with a list of their own:
Here’s a few more the prof may have have forgotten:
— that an unborn child is not “just a clump of cells” … or a “potential” person
— that biological sex is not a “misconception”
— that overpopulation is not a problem
— that DDT can be used safely
— that genetically modified foods are not dangerous
— that new technology such as “fracking” is not a hazard to the environment.
They ask: “How many Democrats/progressives should be forbidden from using technology if they subscribe to any (or all) of the above … among others?”