Politics and Science

Science is the new religion. It is believed because it works and produces useful results. As a result it has been hijacked by manipulators and liars with agendas. Michael Crichton, author of State of Fear explains far better than me at Aliens Cause Global Warming. The title sounds frivolous. It is not. As religious belief declined the media got stronger and started spreading stories. Some presented as stories. Others were put as serious claims. Men calling themselves scientists are far from blameless. Research funding comes from dubious sources and they have life styles to support.

One claim that got taken seriously was written by a Jew Nicholas Stern. Stern. He was an economist explaining Global Warming. He was paid to do it by Gordon Brown, a politician with an axe to grind. Stern told Brown what he wanted to hear. Economists have  a solid track record of disagreeing with each other about economics, their own field. Trusting them with anything else is naive at best.

Michael Crichton on the other hand is a medical man with a doctorate from Harvard Medical School who lectured on anthropology at Cambridge in 1965. He also writes novels and directs films, inter alia Jurassic Park. His article, Aliens Cause Global Warming tells us:-

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Let me say at once that I have no desire to discourage anyone from believing in either extraterrestrials or global warming.... Rather, I want to discuss the history of several widely-publicized beliefs and to point to what I consider an emerging crisis in the whole enterprise of science-namely the increasingly uneasy relationship between hard science and public policy.
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Sounds fair to me.

 

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Rather than serving as a cleansing force, science has in some instances been seduced by the more ancient lures of politics and publicity. Some of the demons that haunt our world in recent years are invented by scientists. The world has not benefited from permitting these demons to escape free.
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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. There is no such thing as consensus science. If it's consensus, it isn't science. If it's science, it isn't consensus. Period. In addition, let me remind you that the track record of the consensus is nothing to be proud of. Let's review a few cases.....
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Science is about reproducible results rather than publicity budgets? True or false. The answer to that one should be clear.

 

Before getting serious about  Global Warming you should read his entire article at Aliens Cause Global Warming

 

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Updated  on  Wednesday, 27 May 2015 22:29:25