Moonbeam Jerry Brown calls for brainwashing, getting ever cultier

For Jerry Brown, it was never about science.  Or, for that matter, spirituality. On confronting global warming, it's all about coercive government power: "It's not just a light rinse," Brown said. "We need a total, I might say, brainwashing. We need to wash our brains out and see a very different kind of world." Brown was addressing a global warming conference in of all places, the Vatican. The science blog Watts Up With That and Instapundit commentator Sarah Hoyt point out that brainwashing to get people to accept something isn't exactly the norm of scientific inquiry, which involves questioning and testing and research, coming to conclusions based on empirical evidence, and the pursuing the conclusions further wherever they may lead. Brainwashing is so much easier.  Because that's how science works, you know, by brainwashing, wrote Hoyt. Brown doesn't fare any better on the spiritual...(Read Full Post)