Skip to comments.Want to Disprove Man-Made Climate Change? A Scientist Will Give You $10,000 if You Can
Posted on 06/25/2014 12:24:02 PM PDT by Twotone
A physics professor is so fed up with the claims made by climate change deniers that he has launched a $10,000 Global Warming Skeptic Challenge.
The challenge issued by Dr. Christopher Keating, a professor who previously taught at the University of South Dakota and the U.S. Naval Academy, according to a news release, will award prize money to anyone who uses the scientific method to prove that human activity has not been a factor leading to climate change.
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Why feed a fool?
Also he’s engaging in the usual fraud of elastic terminology.
Why take the bait, anybody. Though he might be hooted at in independent commentary.
I see so the default position on the subject is that it’s true despite the fact that there’s no scientific evidence to support the theory. And, oh BTW, we should destroy our economy based on that default position?
How do you prove a negative?
As Charlie Rangel would say, “Chump change”. Is this all the fool is willing to lose? Why don’t he PUT SOME MONEY where his big mouth is. Ten grand isn’t worth anybody’s time.
Ever heard of the mini-ice age? The climate changes... even before the SUV.
Where do I pick up my check?
A “scientist” wants people to prove a negative? Didn’t he encounter a course in logic somewhere in his science education?
That’s what atheists argue.
Offer someone a sum that sounds large, but which is far less money than it would cost to do the comprehensive research work.
He is saying: "We have spent hundreds of millions of dollars building our castle in the air - we'll pay you ten thousand if you can dismantle it with one blow."
I would think it would be as hard to disprove it as it is to prove it. Climate changes. It’s done so throughout this planet’s history. It may well be changing now. But how much of that is the natural course of events and how much is due to man? I don’t know how you can quantify one over the other.
Please contact me here so I can tell you where to send my check.
God is doing it. If he can’t disprove God then pay up ahole.
LOL. How do you prove to a religious zealot that he worships a false god?
OLD 3-way incandesce light bulb, hold hand about 1 foot away, turn bulb on low, then medium, then high. Can a difference be felt?
From “Watch Mr. Wizard”.
Playing word games. Everything that physically happens in the world is a factor. The butterfly in the Amazon analogy.
He is very safe making the bet but it still proves nothing.
Nobody has definitively traced out “sensitivity mechanisms.” Nobody knows if the world is primed for negative feedback, positive feedback, or just to jolly well barge on doing what it wants to do, when it wants to do it, no matter who tries to help or hinder.
Conservative blog sites would have a great time. It could easily sink the AGW ship.
Dr. Keating must have a book coming out. “Look at me, everybody, look at me!”
Define "has not been a factor."
Does this mean anything above absolutely none?
Since Keating and the other alarmists can’t prove their theory either, it sounds like a catch 22 to me-I wouldn’t take the bait just to give him something to talk about...
And many of the variables may “butterfly effect” the results.
“to anyone who uses the scientific method to prove that human activity has not been a factor leading to climate change.”
First, he makes you prove a negative. Then, he uses the vague phrase “human activity” which could be almost anything. Then, he says “a factor” which could be .000000000001 of the total conditions affecting climate. Then, he says “leading to” instead of causing. Then, he alone decides whether the proof is valid and he is forced to pay $10,000.
This is just stupid. Why would anyone waste their time and effort on this.
That’s what I was thinking. How about PROVING it, to begin with. They have yet to do so.
He’s got the scientific process exactly backward.
It is up to him to prove his theorem, and then to have his results repeated by others.
By reserving judgment exclusively to himself, he has completely invalidated the scientific merits of the proposal.
It deserves to be mocked. NOBODY should send him anything.
I wonder what is the true education of this "scientist."
Something about the eyes..............
You can’t prove a negative.............
And that's what emboldens him even on this small scale, knowing he's got nothing to lose especially if he's the arbiter of who might win the $10k.
A more interesting challenge would be to prove AGW is real. All they have are an hypothesis and a theory which the scientist who conceived it said was invalid before his death, heavily rigged computer models, and the bought and paid for opinions of an academic cadre, very few of whom have degrees in the atmospheric sciences. We’re supposed to rely on the opinions of astronomers, physicists, biologists, and a divinity school flunk out and failed political candidate.
Apparently he doesn’t know that the scientific method can’t be used to prove a negative.
In this case one would just need to show a natural reason for the increase in temperatures.
This ought to get him ridicule from all scientists — he’s abusing the very concept of science.
I would like if the climatologists who are the most vocal proponents of anthropomorphic global warming would be willing, if the technology existed, to significantly decrease atmospheric CO2 levels. Do they have enough confidence in their theories and computer modeling to actually feel comfortable altering the Earth’s atmosphere? Would they be confident in the outcome of such manipulation?
I’m going to guess that the answer is no.
Here's the lie-teller, and a sample from his blog. Climate Change Denial is the Moral Equivalent of Racism
Fishtank's note: This is what the agitator posted on his bolg.
Easy: Prove there is man-mad climate change.
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They are the ones proposing the theory. The burden of proof remains on them.
All will be told simply, “You’re wrong. The consensus has been reached. All scientists are in agreement. Next.”
Is this guy even to stupid to know it’s impossible to prove a negative , not to mention even the very premise of the question is in doubt.
What it is possible to show is that with the present level of understanding it is an undecidable question, and also it’s possible to show that many warming scenarios can make for a more (rather than less) hospitable earth. So the wise money is to stop panicking and start preparing in case the world really does get warmer.
He is the only judge.
What he is saying is: “We spent hundreds of millions building these fraudulent theories and I will pay you $10,000 if I, and I alone, say you have proven them wrong.”
I am still awaiting scientific proof that man causes global warming. This guy could start by providing his proof. Then people could pick apart his proof and then send to a 3rd pty for review. He has it backwards. His ilk needs to prove global warming exists. The burden of proof is on them. Hard to prove a negative.
An impossible threshhold to meet! "A FACTOR???"..., whether additive or subtractive, humans are on earth and, A Priori, they must be A FACTOR in whatever occurs!
“Apparently he doesnt know that the scientific method cant be used to prove a negative.”
But it can be used to show what actually is causing global average temperatures to rise if it is not man made.