The Climate Inquisitors got their way and forced an apology – an update on this story from yesterday.
But it is a pyrrhic victory, since it is the zealotry that infects the alarmist cause.
From the Puff Ho:
CSIRO chief executive Larry Marshall has apologised for calling the reaction to planned climate science job cuts “more like religion than science”.
Speaking at a senate estimates hearing on Thursday afternoon Marshall said he was “merely referring to the passionate zeal around this issue, not any other reference“.
“I’d like to apologise for any offence I may have caused to anyone with respect to my reference to religion,” the CSIRO boss said. (source)
But it is precisely the passionate zealotry of the alarmists that is the problem: the fanatical and blinkered pursuit of a preconceived ideology, whether that be religious or otherwise which blinds them to any dissent. Just as religious zealots are impervious to any challenge to their belief system, so the alarmists are similarly impervious to theirs.
The religious aspect is irrelevant – the zealotry remains.