It’s not that celebrities can’t share their political views. It’s not that celebrities shouldn’t share their political views. But when celebrities, especially ones who’ve played iconic roles, dash into the political fray with full crazy in their eyes, their iconic work is tarnished. Like this video of Harrison Ford, a Hollywood legend. Ford lit his hair on fire over anyone who dared question climate change. Jack Ryan wouldn’t approve.
“Stop giving power to people who don't believe in science.” – Harrison Ford pic.twitter.com/Ywja01Z7Qi
— AJ+ (@ajplus) September 14, 2018
Being skeptical of man-made climate change isn’t denying science. Though saying a person is a man or a woman based on how they feel, that is denying science. So we’re clear. But to equate man-made climate change skepticism with “not believing in science” is one of the main errors of the left’s argument. I know I’ve employed this example before, but there was a time when people believed the Earth, not the sun, was the center of the universe. Until a couple of guys postulated that, maybe, just maybe, the Earth revolved around the sun. Not the other way around. Despite everyone seeing the sun rising and setting. To be an Earth-center denier was the height of heresy.
But the Earth is not the center of the universe. No matter how much someone wanted to believe it or to chastise those who didn’t believe.
Contrary to leftist dogma, the Earth’s ecosystem is far more complex than just human behavior = global temperatures. Science is much more than “All these scientists say a thing, ergo the thing is true.” Science depends on tested facts. Truths that can only be found when people are allowed to explore and test different hypotheses without being climate-shamed, threatened with jail (here’s looking at you, Bill Nye), or screamed at by a guy best known for wielding a whip, only later to be run through with a light saber. Spoiler alert.
Also, there is one type of group which hates anything which questions it. Science has always thrived on questioning what we assume. But religion, that’s where hardcore belief cannot take anyone who dare question it.
Yelling at people on camera, like typing in all caps, doesn’t make your argument stronger. It only makes you look loony. But at least Harrison wasn’t flying any planes. We can be glad for that.