Whatever happens always confirms it


In 1963, Karl Raimund Popper wrote,

I found that those of my friends who were admirers of Marx, Freud, and Adler, were impressed by a number of points common to these theories, and especially by their apparent explanatory power. These theories appear to be able to explain practically everything that happened within the fields to which they referred. The study of any of them seemed to have the effect of an intellectual conversion or revelation, open your eyes to a new truth hidden from those not yet initiated. Once your eyes were thus opened you saw confirmed instances everywhere: the world was full of verifications of the theory. Whatever happened always confirmed it. Thus its truth appeared manifest; and unbelievers were clearly people who did not want to see the manifest truth; who refuse to see it, either because it was against their class interest, or because of their repressions which were still “un-analyzed” and crying aloud for treatment.

Today, to admirers of Al Gore, both warm and cold weather verifies anthropogenic global warming, both dry and wet weather verifies AGW, and now this:

Foggier summers

Foggier summers

Fog thins

Fog thins

H/T: Richard S. via Gatewaypundit

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