A climate scientist once informed me that “Climatologists do not use the logic of Pure Mathematics.” Indeed he was correct. A recent essay by Viscount Monckton of Brenchley explains how, in his words, “the profiteers who market Thermageddon offend against the principles of formal logic.” According to Monckton,
Logic is the heartbeat of all true learning – the soul of the Classics, the Sciences and Religion. Once everyone studied the Classics, to know that in logic there is a difference between true and false; the Sciences, to discern where it lies; and Religion, to appreciate why it matters. Today, few study all three empires of the mind. Fewer study the ordered beauty of the logic at their heart.