...then scientific shenanigans like the Berkeley Professor in the video below describes happen with surprising regularity. Listen to the 4 min clip, then watch the entire lecture for a real eye-opening experience:
(h/t The Corner)
Back in 2005 I wrote a piece titled "Scientific Progress Goes Boink" (a title from oone of the Calvin and Hobbes cartoon collections) in which an Islamic "scientist" explains how it had been "proven" (by Neil Armstrong, no less)that Mecca was the center of a unique and infinite radiation emanating from the earth. This "fact" (and several other astonishing "facts") make it clear that Mecca is special and important Allah be praised! Q.E.D.
Check it out and you will see that the whole discussion demonstrates a modus operandi not much different from that of the environmental "scientists". Gaia be praised!
That frequently happens when science is confused with, or used in the service of, dogma.