I was intrigued by this sentence in an article about climate change in today’s Herald Tribune.
Unfortunately I could not find the article on the website of the New York Times.
John M. Broder writes: “Two universities are investigating the work of top climate scientists to determine whether they have violated academic standards or undermined faith in science.”
It’s all about the last four words.
Do priests who abuse children or imams who order the stoning of adulterers undermine faith in God?
Do bad novelists undermine faith in literature?
Who can we blame for our undermined faith?
I would love to start an agency where people can renew their faith for a couple of thousand dollars.
Why not give them placebos and tell them: “This will renew your faith, but you have to take the medicine till the bitter end.”