Believers in global warming who believe they prove their belief true by denigrating and black-listing opposing scientists would do well to hear this story.
In 1946, Frank Tashlin’s book and MGM record of “The Bear that wasn’t” began teaching a whole generation of kids about logic in a 10-minute story, enjoyed by all ages. We need this wisdom today. (Amazon, Facing History)
And while newer versions and movies have appeared since none are as good as the original. Even Frank Tashlin said so.
The bear, who had hibernated all winter, woke up in the spring to find his forest gone and he was inside a factory. Neither the factory foreman nor the foreman’s bosses all the way up to the president would believe he was a bear. So the president took the bear to a zoo and asked the bears in the zoo,
“Is this a bear?”
And the bears in the zoo said,
“No, he isn’t a bear because if he were a bear he wouldn’t be outside the cage with you, he would be inside the cage with us.”
Then the president took the bear to a circus and asked the bears in the circus,
“Is this a bear?”
And the bears in the circus said,
“No, he isn’t a bear because if he were a bear he wouldn’t be sitting in a grandstand seat with you, he would be wearing a little hat with a ribbon on it, holding a balloon, and riding a bicycle with us.”
Today, we have global warming believers who denigrate and blacklist true scientists, thinking this proves their global warming hypothesis true. And these believers say,
“No, he is not a scientist because if he were a scientist he wouldn’t be telling you global warming is a fraud, he would be inside the circus with us, wearing a little dunce hat with a ribbon on it, holding a hot-air balloon, and riding the global warming bandwagon with us.”
The only thing you global warming believers have proved is: You are circus bears.
by Ed Berry