Science By Consensus

The Science is in!  The debate over global warming is over. The hockey stick chart proves it.

I realize most of you believe that, and probably aren’t even picking up on my sarcasm. That’s fine. If you believe that  it’s settled –  global warming is real and man made, and we must do something to stop it – I can’t do anything to change your mind. You can’t reason someone out of a position that reason didn’t get them in to. Global Warming is your religion, Al Gore is your Savior.

All I ask is that you take 15 minute to read a speech Michael Crichton gave to the National Press Club on January 25, 2005.

Michael’s detailed explanation of why he criticizes global warming scenarios. Using published UN data, he reviews why claims for catastrophic warming arouse doubt; why reducing CO2 is vastly more difficult than we are being told; and why we are morally unjustified to spend vast sums on this speculative issue when around the world people are dying of starvation and disease.

There are scientists who believe in Global Warming – even ones who were alive during the 1970’s Global Cooling crisis-that-never-was. They are the ones the media gives the mic to. And despite what we are told every day, there are also scientists who do not. 31,486 American scientists, including 9,029 with PhDs signed a petition stating that there is no convincing scientific evidence of man-made global climate change. BUT NONE OF THAT MATTERS!

Let’s be clear: the work of science has nothing whatever to do with consensus. Consensus is the business of politics.  Science, on the contrary, requires only one investigator who happens to be right, which means that he or she has results that are verifiable by reference to the real world.  In science, consensus is irrelevant. What is relevant is reproducible results. The greatest scientists in history are great precisely because they broke with the consensus. -Michael Crichton

Now go read the whole speech, and let us never speak of this again.

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