Fistfights and Credibility of Science
Recently a global warming scientist stated in a news interview that he felt like punching a scientist who was denying global warming. While this may appear to be undermining reputabiliy of science with American voters, there is in fact significant scientific evidence that this is not the case.
First of all, global warming deniers do not have any respect for science in the first place - although they do have a fair deal respect for their SUVs and their big screen TV's that science made possible. For these, of course, they do not give gratitude to science (God forbid that anything good could have come from the damn commie liberal government), but rather to America or to God. So since these people have no respect for science, there is scant possibility that such a statement could have reduced something that does not exist.
In fact, there is much likelihood that this action actually enhanced the credibility of science with global warming deniers. The language of science is such that, if an average global warming denier were to encounter a person talking in scientific jargon, he would say that he is a pompous pretentious communist f*gg*t and kick his ass. So that when a scientist wants to beat the crap out of another scientist, that would greatly enhance his popularity with such voters. In fact, it would make him look like a real man, and these voters might actually listen to what he has to say, rather than turning off the TV when they hear about the borin' global warmin' and cussing about the damn liberal media spewing satanic New World Order conspiracy lies.
Furthermore, it may do much benefit to the battered image of science in American political discourse. Rather than being seen as sissie social retards with no common sense eating up taxpayer money to serve Satan, they may actually begin to be seen as real people with real fists - and that means, of course, with real common sense and real credibility. And that might actually make people more interested in what the scientists actually have to say.
Owed to that particular outburst, perhaps the global warming deniers might realize that not only can scientists do some moves of Hulk Hogan, but maybe they are not after all a bunch of commie satanic cowards. And if that leads some to consider that perhaps Alex Jones, Pat Robertson and Rush Limbaugh may not after all be superior intellectual leaders to American scientists, then the results can only be beneficial not only for American science but also for America and for the rest of the world.