It would appear that Rep. Pat McElraft, a real estate agent from Emerald Isle, is an unfortunate product of our second-rate, no, make that our 29th-rate, U.S. science education system. In defense of N.C. House Bill 819, to consider debunked climate change rhetoric as if it were credible, McElraft remarked that “[y]ou can believe whatever you want about global warming.”
Therein lies her error. The term “belief” is not relevant to science, only to religion. As (hopefully) we all learned in school, science is about observation, inference, replication and confirmation.
I can only imagine how frustrated her doctor must feel when advising McElraft to get a lab test done, only to be ignored because medical science is all about believing whatever you want.