If Wrong Could Fly…

Shadow of Oz

Dennis Prager has this cute saying, “Being on the left means never having to say you’re sorry.” That is, when some new utopian plan flames out, the leftists never have to admit they’re wrong. There is some overlap into the discussion of the sciences. For example, in 2008, Al Gore famously predicted that there would be no polar ice within five years, and that the sea level would rise twenty feet. Of course, in 2013 this prediction was entirely disconfirmed, and it has stayed that way. The same could be said for Paul Ehrlich’s many predictions about mass starvation and even human cannibalism. His population bomb was supposed to go off in the 70s, and should’ve already climaxed. Among his many wrong predictions, Ehrlich claimed, “By the year 2000 the United Kingdom will be simply a small group of impoverished islands, inhabited by some 70 million hungry people … If…

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