Stephen Colbert and The Huffington Post are anti-Science

by Dallas Brooks


Yesterday the Huffington Post’s staff writer, Lee Moran, piggy-backed off of an earlier episode of the Late Show with Stephen Colbert to poke fun at Gary Johnson for sticking his tongue out in a recent interview.  Colbert criticized Johnson’s “ignorance, crazy ideas, and strange tongue exercises” and claimed that the Libertarian party has yet to find a respectable candidate for the presidency.  Mr. Moran’s brief hit piece calls Johnson’s views on global warming “bizarre” and he links to a humorous exchange with George Stephanopoulos where Johnson calls for colonizing other planets.

In the video Johnson playfully points out that the Sun will expand in billions of years, which will, in turn, warm the globe.  Things are going to get toasty for the human race, so we should, at some point, look to colonize other planets if we’re to survive as a species.  As I mentioned in an earlier article, anything and everything that Johnson says is used in a follow-up attack on him because he’s a threat to Clinton and Trump.  Johnson failed to fall in line behind the left-wing global warming crowd and call for an immediate increase in taxes on corporations as the Democrats would like to do.  He pointed out that we can’t suffer from short-sightedness, and we must also think about the problems that will face our descendants.  That’s what science is about.  It’s finding answers to problems through reason and inquiry.  It’s not about being a shill for socialists as many on the left would have you believe. Johnson said pollution is harming our planet.  Is that somehow “bizarre?”  Our own star will go supernova at some point.  Is Johnson wrong about the need for humans to eventually venture out into space?

I have news for Mr. Colbert and the Huffington Post.  The smartest guy on the planet agrees with the governor.  Maybe you’ve heard of Professor Stephen Hawking?  He says that we not only have to be ready to pack up and move beyond Earth, we need to do it by the next century to survive.  His sentiments have been echoed by numerous top minds, leaders, authors, and scientists.  Here are just a few:

  • Stephen Hawking, Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge University
  • Michio Kaku, theoretical physicist, Professor at CUNY
  • Carl Sagan, legendary cosmologist and astrobiologist
  • Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the House
  • Barry Goldwater, Arizona Senator, Presidential Candidate
  • John F. Kennedy, former President of the United States
  • Neil deGrasse Tyson, astrophysicist and Director of the Hayden Planetarium
  • Isaac Asimov, biochemist, and one of the most decorated science authors of all time
  • Ray Bradbury, award winning author
  • Elon Musk, entrepreneur and inventor
  • Richard Branson, entrepreneur, philanthropist

While the Republican party often closes its eyes to logic in favor of a fundamentalist view of the world, and the Democratic party usually stands slack-jawed and ready to repeat any slogan that harms corporations with higher taxes, it’s the Libertarian party that really stands for reason.  Isn’t that the basis of science?  Perhaps the television comedians and liberal pundits who are in the tank for Hillary would do better to focus their attention elsewhere because in matters of science, Gary Johnson has real foresight, while the others blindly follow the latest online opinion polls.


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