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‘Scientifically illiterate manipulated sheep’: Physicist Dr. Lubos Motl on kids school climate strikes: ‘Sorry, kids, but you can’t get closer to science by skipping the classes’

How I became a non-voter last week

Dr. Lubos Motl

Excerpt: It was also a day when tons of high school kids across the world went to skip the classes in order to support “science” and save the world from the climate Armageddon. To make it even worse, thousands of students accumulated in the streets of Prague as well – and pictures from our otherwise sensible skeptical nation became the organizers’ most popular snapshots. Sorry, kids, but you can’t get closer to science by skipping the classes. Those who skip the classes are likely to become scientifically illiterate manipulated sheep. To get closer to science, you need to study it – and you need to study it critically so that you may also figure out when something said by the teacher does’t add up. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

But there was also an event in the political world of Czech adults: Mr Václav Klaus Jr was expelled from the party (ODS, the Civic Democratic Party; note that if you change three letters, ODS is the acronym for the English name of the party, is that a coincidence…