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Jeb “Not a Scientist” Bush Says Scientists Are Arrogant, Then Calls for More Science

Written by SK Ashby

The science is settled on climate change, but Jeb "the Smart One" Bush says you're arrogant if you believe the science is settled.

In comments reported by CNN on Wednesday, the potential 2016 presidential candidate called the science of human-caused climate change “convoluted,” and questioned the degree to which carbon emissions are responsible.

“For the people to say the science is decided on this is really arrogant, to be honest with you,” he reportedly said. “It’s this intellectual arrogance that now you can’t have a conversation about it, even.”

As I'm sure you know, nearly 100 percent of scientists who study the subject agree that human activity can and has caused climate change.

Are they all arrogant? Are we not-scientists (myself and those reading this) who rely on the opinions and findings of real-scientists arrogant?

No, arrogance is saying "I'm not a scientist" and following it up by implying that scientists are wrong.

Interestingly enough, Bush followed up his comments on climate change on Wednesday with a call for conservatives to become better at understanding and embracing science in all its forms.

Just generally I think as conservatives we should embrace innovation, embrace technology, embrace science,” he said. “Sometimes I sense that we pull back from the embrace of these things. We shouldn’t.”


I'm glad we cleared that up.