Presidential hopeful Ted Cruz compared himself to Galileo in an interview last week. It should be noted that Ted Cruz may not be 100-percent clear on exactly who Galileo is, or what the famous historical figure did to earn the comparison:
“Today, the global warming alarmists are the equivalent of the flat-Earthers. It used to be [that] it is accepted scientific wisdom the Earth is flat, and this heretic named Galileo was branded a denier,” Cruz said in the interview.
First off, that’s not what Galileo did. At all. He believed the Earth rotated around the sun. People already knew the Earth was round. But please, continue:
Cruz went on to say that “there has been no significant warming whatsoever for 17 years,” referencing an often misunderstood theory of a recent “hiatus” in global warming.
“Now that’s a real problem for the global warming alarmists. Because all those computer models on which this whole issue is based predicted significant warming, and yet the satellite data show it ain’t happening,” Cruz said.
Cruz then referred to a 1970s Newsweek article he had read, which discussed the theory that the planet was in a major cooling period at the time.
“Now, the data proved to be not backing up that theory,” Cruz said. “So then all the advocates of global cooling suddenly shifted to global warming, and they advocated it’s warming, and the solution interestingly enough was the exact same solution – government control of the energy sector and every aspect of our lives.”
In addition to the fact that Cruz is the first politician to announce his candidacy for the next election, he also chairs the Senate’s Subcommittee on Space, Science, and Competitiveness. Let’s all laugh and cry together.
Source: Yahoo News