Reddit, an internet social news and entertainment website that makes claims that it does not censor, has now begun censoring “deniers” of climate change. The science is settled according to this website and we cannot have “deniers” tainting that “settled” part. Not sure who their science editor is that made this decision, though it may have been Al Gore, who is delighted anything contradictory to his billion dollar enterprise will no longer appear on Reddit.
First, Reddit appears to censor all the time. I found many articles concerning this from the past. In grand liberal fashion, they simply lie about their lack of censorship. The lies are the reality to these groups. So this is not really a breaking news story on censorship.
However, as was pointed out on another site (I’m paraphrasing here):
Using the new policy at Reddit as a guideline, science is now :
1. Create hypothesis.
2. Build model.
3. Alter data as needed to prove model.
4. Announce findings as settled science.
5. Burn heretics that oppose you.
If memory serves me correctly, this is how religions rise to prominence. Especially number 5. If the theory cannot stand up to scrutiny, then just destroy anyone or anything that would falsify it. The new science–religious in behaviour while claiming objectivity.
Again, RIP science.