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Experts Aren't Deities

Tacitus X Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 9:52 AM
I would not be so quick to absolve scientists and engineers. Nothing is easier than to find a scientific or engineering "expert" to testify to just about anything. Scientists holding PhDs are at the forefront of pushing global warming junk science. Everyone understands that lawyers are paid to advocate their clients' positions. Not everyone seems to understand that many (and probably) most scientists are also primarily guided by their self-interest. Where there is free scientific inquiry, the truth comes out in the wash. Having the government pour billions into promoting positions favorable to the growth of government corrupts this process.
Specious Rule Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 10:49 AM
Remember the ozone layer hysteria and cfc use and those styrofoam containers that Big Macs came in? What happened to all of that talk? Global warming science seems to lack the peer review aspect that helps to advance science to good science. Dissent in this field is met with a beat down from society, the non scientific, and from the practitioners of scientism, the environmental crowd.
Harry343 Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 10:49 AM
The more educated they are the more narrow and myopic their vision and the more emotionally invested they become. When you add the pursuit of grant money, the political agenda of the institutes of higher education, the professional power and prestige of controlling peer review, these "scientists" become corrupt and unable to be objective in applying the scientific method in the study of "global warming." It's all about money, prestige, and power.

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Lord William Thomson Kelvin (1824-1907)...