GOP Presidential candidate Rick Santorum is not the first person to do so, but during his first official even in Iowa he compared scientists convinced that the climate is changing to people who once believed the world was flat:
One man stood up during the event’s Q&A portion, expressing concern about climate change. Addressing it, the audience member said, should be an imperative to Christians commanded by the Bible to be stewards of the Earth.
“I always have problems when people come up and say the science is settled,” said Santorum, winner of the 2012 Iowa caucuses. “That’s what they said about the world being flat. When someone says the science is settled you’re not a scientist, because scientists never say the science is settled.”
Some might say that those who once denied the spherical shape, or scientifically proven fact, that the Earth is round are much more like those who deny the scientifically proven fact that man is the cause of climate change….but that may take some thought and introspection I suppose