Thursday, September 15, 2011

Climate Change Hysteria

What have we been saying?  Oh, yes, coming from a science background my big question has always been how in the world the "scientific" community can say that man-made global climate change is concrete.  During my studies in the scientific field, if there is one big thing I learned it is that there are very few (and I mean almost no) absolutes in science.  So to me, when a group of scientists choose to use the word "incontrovertible" for something that is obviously not proven 100% true (or really even possible to prove), it does nothing but destroy their credibility in all areas.  What these people do not understand is that they are tearing down the core of science with their political and monetary hacking.  Scientists rarely say something is scientific fact, which usually makes it so much more important when they do.  Oh, and you know, this is one of those "marginal" scientists as they like to say that disagrees with them, not a major figure in the science world.
"Dr. Ivar Giaever, a former professor with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the 1973 winner of the Nobel Prize in physics, abruptly announced his resignation..."

"In the APS it is ok to discuss whether the mass of the proton changes over time and how a multi-universe behaves, but the evidence of global warming is incontrovertible?" he wrote in an email to Kate Kirby, executive officer of the physics society. 
Not to mention clamping down on free thought and discussion, which is a huge tenet in the community (or at least used to be).


  1. Doc G does NOT put up with a lot of crap... hence his 'public' departure :-)

  2. He doesn't seem to, NFO. I have a lot of respect for someone that stands by his convictions in the face of what you know is pressure from the community. He seems to care more about his love for the purity of science than being accepted by his peers. The thing is that whether or not he's right about climate change, he is 100% right about scientific discussion.

  3. Yep, and he's a crusty ol' bastard too :-)

  4. Most of the physics guys I knew were, lol. If you can, tell him people that still believe in the scientific method are 100% behind him.