Some old bones discovered in the little town of Sequim, Washington provided an interesting glimpse into the world of science last year. The bones were discovered in 1977, and ever since then archaeologist Carl Gustafson has insisted that the bones proved that humans were in North America eight hundred years earlier than other scientists thought. In 2011 modern research methods proved that Gustafson was right.
The interesting thing about this story is that Gustafson spent thirty-odd years promoting a theory that virtually no one else believed. Other scientists ignored him, some even laughed at him; but, because politics was not involved, no one attempted to punish Gustafson for heresy. No one tried to get him fired, or publicly insulted him.
If this global warming gets any worse we may all die of heat stroke.
Or maybe not. Significant snow is falling in Rome for the first time since 1986. That was about the time that left wing ”scientists” stopped telling us that we needed a more-powerful goverment to save us from man-made global cooling, and started warning us that we needed a more-powerful goverment to save us from man-made global warming.
Like most conservatives, your Other Half of History historian has been disappointed in the 2012 Republican candidates for President. None of the leading candidates will ever be confused with Ronald Reagan or Calvin Coolidge. Instead of forcefully stating conservatives principles, most of the candidates waffle and pander.