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Commentary: Climate change and the clash of cultures

Posted: March 16, 2014 at 6 a.m.

The general theme of my columns has been that a fatal contradiction runs through these modern times. On the one hand, our economy is based primarily on science and rational thought, while on the other hand our beliefs remain mired in primitive instincts and medieval superstitions. We see all around us, most obviously in places such as Syria and more subtly in American anti-intellectualism and materialism, the consequences of this clash between evidence-based conclusions and traditional beliefs.

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