Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

To: rockrr
I was in high school, and a Jr. Member of the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, in 1954, and I already knew that climate was changing.
It was not rocket science, the only planet with an unchanging climate is a dead planet. That hasn't changed.

The anthropogenic cause, on the other hand, is a whole different subject. That has not come even close to being proven. All hysterical claims fail the test of the definition of science --- miserably!

the vast majority of hypotheses suffer the indignity embodied in a phrase attributed variously to Thomas Huxley and Lord Kelvin: "a beautiful theory slain by an ugly fact" -- then you have a theory that can be published, and tested, and verified by other scientists. If you don't, you throw it out.

“Science can never be prescriptive. All it can do is raise issues for the world's attention. It is politics and economics that then decide what to do about them. People who argue that the science says we must do something are being disingenuous about their true motives. If those people are also scientists, then they are abusing science. This is a tremendously important point.” --- Iain Murray, National Review, December 21, 2004

13 posted on 03/29/2012 11:22:44 PM PDT by Publius6961 (It’s easy to make phony promises you can’t keep. - Obama, Feb23, 2012)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies ]


To: Publius6961
"...The anthropogenic cause, on the other hand, is a whole different subject. That has not come even close to being proven. All hysterical claims fail the test of the definition of science --- miserably...!"

I disrupt my Liberal neighbors' belief with this comment:

"Where I live in Central Florida was—at one time—an ocean beach, 90 miles from either coast."

That seems to shut their debate down. :)

15 posted on 03/30/2012 1:55:03 AM PDT by Does so (They don't think—they plot!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies ]

To: Publius6961

What a great quote! If you don’t mind I’d like to use it (on another site where I’m sparring with a self-described “climatologist”).


21 posted on 03/30/2012 11:49:32 AM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies ]

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article


FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson