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Don't Tread On Me3 Wrote: Oct 16, 2012 5:21 PM
Because the anthropogenic CO2-induced climate change doctrine implies a "need" for government to grow to global totalitarianism, it seems as though the theory always has to be expressed as a nonfalsifiable proposition, which is nonscientific. No matter what is observed, no matter how many times the "model" fails to predict or correspond to actual observation, there's always an excuse, or a new tweak that can make it all OK, & nobody admits being discredited. In normal real science, a theory is only accepted as accurate & complete if ALL valid observed phenomena within the theory's scope are accounted for successfully. "Scioentific consensus" & $1.75 will get you a cup of coffee.
bigdawgworking Wrote: Oct 16, 2012 5:27 PM
"Scioentific consensus" & $1.75 will get you a cup of coffee.

Sad, I remember when that line was "[fill in the blank] and 25 cents will get you a cup of coffee."
Don't Tread On Me3 Wrote: Oct 16, 2012 5:26 PM
Funny, I just finished reading Hayek's _the Road to Serfdom_. In it he pointed out how "socialists" of all stripes including the Nazis & the Soviets demanded EVERY field of endeavor had to reference & give glory to the regime & the ideology. Chess couldn't just be chess; it had to be Soviet Communist chess! Physics or math, no more so than art, couldn't be for their own sake & indifferent to the ruling ideology.

Sometimes the consequences were real, e.g. when the Nazi scientific establishment had to declare relativity dogmatically false because a Jew discovered it! That's why we didn't end up nuked, I guess.
lkartchner Wrote: Oct 16, 2012 9:02 PM
Sorry, but, That wasn't Einstein. Enrico Fermi, one of those 'inferior' Italians was the man who did the background physics for the Bomb. the work was then pushed forward by J Robert Oppenheimer, who was later vilified and forbidden from looking at his own work, for being soft on Communists. (He wasn't, he just didn't suffer fools gladly.)

Einstein was worried about other things. Mostly in the Cosmology and Unified Field areas of physics.

Fermi, in his turn came to the US to escape Mussolini, just as Einstein did to escape Hitler. He was mostly working on Nuclear interactions. All carbon moderated reactors are the results of his work.

We seem to benefit from the evils of others.

Climate experts from United Kingdom’s National Weather Service told the world that while is was not unusual for pauses in global warming that last for a decade to occur once every eighty years or so, there was no way that one could last for 15 years or more according to their climate model.

Oops. Their mistake, I guess.

Maybe that’s why when the United Kingdom’s National Weather Service updated their data and it showed that global warming has been paused for the last 16 years, they remained mum.

“The world stopped getting warmer almost 16 years ago, according to new...