How does a sensible person deal with thinking of the kind represented in these citations from an article in Rolling Stone about Trump’s head of the EPA, Scott Pruitt? One, if he or she wished to argue points with Pruitt (and Inhofe and others like them who are god first science never), would have to convince him that his God really doesn’t exist. It may be that a genuinely sensible aspect of arguments against Trump world views needs to contain a strong dose of stop the god shit and get sensible or you will be forced to leave the conversation.
Citations from “Scott Pruitt’s Crimes Against Nature, “ By Jeff Goodell
July 27, 2017 Rolling Stone
Trump’s EPA chief is gutting the agency, defunding science and serving the fossil-fuel industry
- Not surprisingly, Pruitt has begun removing climate data and scientific information from the EPA’s website. In May, the contracts of most members of the Board of Scientific Counselors, which advises the agency on internal research, were canceled.
- But Pruitt’s disregard for the risks of climate change runs deeper. Like many (but not all) evangelical Christians, he sees fossil fuels not as the remains of dead plants and animals, but as God’s gift to mankind. “God has blessed us with natural resources,” he told Politico recently. “Let’s use them to feed the world. Let’s use them to power the world. Let’s use them to protect the world.” As for climate change, that’s not something humans are responsible for. “God’s still up there,” Pruitt’s mentor, Sen. Inhofe, has said. “The arrogance of people to think that we, human beings, would be able to change what He is doing in the climate is to me outrageous.”Do