Highlighting International "Skeptic" Conference on Climate Change Speaker Calvin Beisner

Wed, 2008-02-06 17:12Kevin Grandia
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Highlighting International "Skeptic" Conference on Climate Change Speaker Calvin Beisner

We've added a briefing note in our database on Calvin Beisner of the Interfaith Stewardship Alliance, who is listed as a speaker at the upcoming the “2008 International Conference on Climate Change,” being organized by the ExxonMobil and Philip Morris-friendly Heartland Institute.

Here's an excerpt from the briefing note:

Beisner on Global Warming, AIDS and Intelligent Design

Beisner has written many articles critical of the scientific realities of global warming in the context of the Evangelical faith, including:

Global Warming - why Evangelicals should not be alarmed.

Deep Ecology, Neo-paganism, and the Irrationalism of Global Warming Hysteria

In 1990, Beisner wrote a piece critical of the need for further federal spending on AIDS research, treatment and education. In the article Beisner asks:

[but] is it rational to allocate $3.5 billion dollars to fight a disease that is almost 100 percent self-inflicted by people intent on immoral and irrational behavior?

Beisner goes on to claim that:

The simple fact is that militant homosexuals have a potent lobby on Capitol Hill and at the White House. They know how to get politician's attention. Only that can explain the irrational policies that have prevailed toward AIDS…” (emphasis added).

In 2005, Beisner wrote an article criticizing a judicial ruling barring intelligent design from a Biology class curriculum. Beisner wrote:

[t]he aggressive, extreme secularism that would reject all reference in biology studies to intelligent design of irreducibly complex structures is more patently unscientific and more obviously religious than what most people have encountered in discussing evolution and creation. Perhaps a few more will waken now to the fact that the public schools are the enemy, not the friend, and not even a neutral party to Christians, and therefore (a) remove their kids from them and (b) stop working with them.”

Below is a list of other briefing notes we have completed on speakers for the “2008 International Conference on Climate Change:”

Will Alexander

Dennis Avery

Tim Ball

Calvin Beisner

Bob Carter

Michael Fox

Vincent Gray

Ross McKitrick

Patrick Michaels

Tim Patterson

Benny Peiser

Paul Reiter

Arthur Robinson

S. Fred Singer

George Taylor

 

Comments

Thank you so much for exposing Global Warming Deniers / Conspiracy Theorists at your blog! Global Warming is a scientific fact supported by hundreds of UN scientists. What Global Warming deniers/conspiracy theorists claim is just a distorted version of reality. Keep up your good work, I will send link to your blog to all my friends. All the best, Dan.

Thanks, Dan, much appreciated!

"is it rational to allocate $3.5 billion dollars to fight a disease that is almost 100 percent self-inflicted by people intent on immoral and irrational behavior?"

Is there any choice?

Oops! I thought he was referring to anthropogenic global warming.

"The simple fact is that militant [deniers in the employ of special interests] have a potent lobby on Capitol Hill and at the White House. They know how to get politicians' attention. Only that can explain the irrational policies that have prevailed toward [environment]..."

AIDS/HIV, global warming and evolution denialism all in one speaker! Any dope on his take on "9/11 truth!"?

Are there budding psychology grad students out there investigating the clustering of such belief systems in single individuals? "Cuckoo for cocoa puffs"-disorder perhaps...

Yup, Dr. Beisner is that. Have you checked out this silly
Interfaith Stewardship Alliance? Nutjobs through and through.

A certain "Dan" who frequents DeSmog gave the the link you your post and Beisner and followed the link to I.S.A. and did a bit of deconstruction on my blog.

Despite the claims of "interfaith", concern for economic development in poor countries and the "stewardship", it seems to be more interested in rationlizing the continued rape of the planet and evangelism.

Ooops. Here is the link to my post: ITs a bit ferocious...

http://shuffl.wordpress.com/2008/02/07/praise-the-lord-and-pass-the-sunscreen-and-gasmasks-its-a-bunch-of-religious-nut-job-global-warming-deniers/