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August 12, 2013

Climate Change, A Scientific Conspiracy?

According to conservatives who get their information from Fox (sic) News, Climate Change is a global conspiracy of scientists, apparently to ensure they get a continuous flow of grant funds to study something that doesn’t exist. If that sounds incredibly stupid, let me explain why.

Let’s start with a small test. Question 1: Name a global scientific conspiracy or a continental one, or even one confined to a single country for that matter. All you need is one.

Okay, time is up. What did you come up with? Nada, zip, zilch? I suspect so because such a thing has never happened and it never will. The reason is simple. Such a thing could not happen because of scientific arrogance. (Trust me on this, I am a scientist.) Most scientists think their competitors, that is the other people in their field, are mental midgets whose limited capacity to think scientifically has probably been further impaired by taking too many drugs. None of the others can hold a candle to this individual. And if a conspiracy were to be considered, it would have to me (no me, No, Me!) who puts it together as those others are obviously ill-equipped to do so. And they all think like that.

Such a thing as a global scientific conspiracy has never happened and it never will.
The reason is simple. Such a thing could not happen because of scientific arrogance.
(Trust me on this, I am a scientist.)”

Scientists can only agree when there are no alternatives left. Only when the data have become completely iron-clad will there be any consensus and, even then, a few scientists will nurse their pet (though wrong) theories over in a corner somewhere. (Think of the discussions (aka wars) surrounding Climate Change for the last 40 years.) Consider what happens when any scientist publishes anything novel (and publishing is required). In phase one the knives come out. The ideas are attacked. The scientist is attacked. The sanity of the funding agency behind the research is questioned.

These are people who don’t “like people” in the first place and like competitors to their own glory much, much less. Most of them, had they any people skills at all, would have gone into a field where they could have made some real money.

I once saw an open letter in the Journal Physics Today from one Nobel Prize winning physicist to another Nobel Prize winning physicist acknowledging that he had lost a $10 bet. The bet was that the second physicist wouldn’t hold a good position any time in the previous decade. And these guys were considered “friends.”

So, is Climate Change the first global scientific conspiracy, involving the cooperation and ego sublimation of thousands of scientists? Only an idiot who has never met a real scientist could believe this. And only the anti-scientific idiots at Fox (sic) News could come up with such a vacuous idea.

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December 24, 2011

Onward Christian Soldiers, Mocking Up a War . . .

Filed under: Politics,Religion — Steve Ruis @ 12:45 pm
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The arrival of Christmas Day brings more than typical celebrations as it should also mark an end to the latest iteration of the Fox “News” War on Christmas campaign. Fox “News” has spent more time on their made-up “War on Christmas” than they have ever spent on real news items like the numbers of civilians killed in the real wars of Iraq and Afghanistan, for example. And, as usual, Fox “News” doesn’t bother to check any facts as what they have to contribute is not the way it was or the way it is, but the way they want it to be.

Fox minions criticized a governor who invited people to a “Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony” instead of a Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. They apparently couldn’t cut a new governor any slack, even a Republican governor, who apparently just used the same title for the event as the previous governor had used.

On and on Fox “celebrities” have wailed “what would our Founding Fathers think?” Are these are the same Founding Fathers who as Senators and Members of the House of Representatives worked on Christmas Day for the first sixty or seventy years of our existence? Are these are the same Pilgrim founding fathers who banned the celebration of Christmas, including fines for even uttering the term in public? Which Founding Fathers are they talking about?

And, I have to wonder how Christmas Trees became sacred to the Fox “News” crew when there is no tree mentioned in the Christian gospels, nor is Santa Claus. The Christmas Tree was hijacked by earlier Christians, along with the holiday itself, as a way to co-op and diminish pagan traditions. What started out as a winter solstice festival (least daylight of any day of the year) became a celebration of Jesus’ birthday, even though no one truly knows the date he was born.

The Fox “News” people don’t care about the large number of Americans who are not Christians, in fact most Christians don’t care about a large number of other Christians (fundamentalist/evangelical Christians are fond of stating that Catholics are not really Christians and Mitt Romney and Jon Huntsman Jr. are both self-professed Christians but are considered cultists by Iowan evangelicals). Yet Fox “News” is still painting any who do not celebrate Christmas as they do as un-American, godless, secular conspiratorial atheists.

Why is Fox “News” tearing down America with lies and innuendo? Is it because they want to rebuild the country in a form more to their liking, history and reality be dammed?

Apparently, yes.

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