Skip to comments.Professor Limbaugh Debunks Junk Earth Science (Creation/evolution linked to environmentalism)
Posted on 09/06/2005 7:02:43 AM PDT by DaveLoneRanger
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RUSH: I believe in Creation.
RUSH: I believe in God.
We can't even explain the existence of the earth, scientifically. We've got to go back to something called the Big Bang, and then we've got to try to make guesses as to we were all spermazoid, promozoics. We came out of the ocean. We walked four legs and two legs, but nobody really knows for sure. We have these theories. There were the other day some theory was just debunked big time and I don't remember off the top of my head what it is, but the idea if you look at this planet and you look at all the changes this planet has undergone that we can document historical for thousands of years, the forces that cause change on this planet dwarf the combined efforts of all human beings today.
Excellent notes about creation/evolution from Professor Limbaugh. This was the show used as Labor Day's Best-of. I'm very thankful I was able to hear it.
For your interest.
Thanks for sharing this with us.
"I spray roundup on my driveway. The weeds die. Next year, some more weeds grow back. Because the weeds grow back and I didn't do anything to cause it, I must not have killed them in the first place."
Put that way, it's pretty stupid, isn't it?
The ozone hole, and how it's caused by chemical reactions on the surface of ice particles in the stratosphere, is no longer even mildly controversial, guy. Limbaugh is a brilliant political polemicist; he should avoid pontification in the area of atmospheric chemistry, where as far as I know he doesn't have much expertise. There isn't that much ozone up there in the first place, and if you put a source of atomic chlorine into the stratosphere, in the presence of particles upon which it can react with ozone, it will destroy the ozone.
Most 'environmnetalists' are indeed chicken-littles; there is a great deal of total b.s. talked by tree-hugging types, and he's right that many of these people really are ideologues who true goal is to make the rest of us live according to their particular notion of a harmonious life. But that doesn't mean that all environmental science is b.s.. Problem is, to tell the b.s. from the legitimate science, you really do need to know some science, and most people, on both sides of the issue, are not willing to do the hard work to learn science. So they toss idiotic slogans at each other, and when Rush does it, he's no better than the tree-huggers.
We've got to go back to something called the Big Bang, and then we've got to try to make guesses as to we were all spermazoid, promozoics.
This is gibberish. As I said, he looks like a fool when he says this sort of thing. If I were a liberal trying to convince scientists that conservatives are idiots, I'd play Rush's words here at them, without comment.
(Rush has equated evolution and global warming junk science before as well).
What's Rush doing? Doesn't he read FreeRepublic? According to the evolutionists on this forum he's now officially an uneducated idiot.
Thanks for confirming my theory. You guys are too smart for your own good.
Sorry, I gave on another thread.
He's a former sports commentator who runs a radio show. He's good at that, mostly. I wouldn't assume he knows much about the chemistry of the stratosphere, any more than I'd expect him to know how to unclog my drains. Having a radio talk show doesn't make you an expert on everything you've ever read about.
Don't worry, Coyote, you're not required to offer any logical argument or legitimate criticism to Rush.
And he calls himself conservative, and "right wing" folks!
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Yes, I do. Apparently you think conservative means 'unquestioningly accept everything Rush Limbaugh ever said'. Sorry, guy, being conservative means you don't put your brain on hold for anyone, not even Rush Limbaugh. If you want unquestioningly accept everything someone says, slap a 'Run, Hillary, Run!' sticker on your car.
The highest reading of chlorine in the atmosphere is 0.5ppb. In other words there are 1,999,999,999 other molecules for each chlorine up there--how is that going to destroy the ozone?
Most importantly, the chlorine atoms so generated destroy ozone molecules in a catalytic cycle. In this cycle, a chlorine atom reacts with an ozone molecule, taking an oxygen atom with it (forming ClO) and leaving a normal oxygen molecule. A free oxygen atom then takes away the oxygen from the ClO, and the final result is an oxygen molecule and a chlorine atom, which then reinitiates the cycle. A single chlorine atom would keep on destroying ozone forever were it not for reactions that remove them from this cycle by forming reservoir species such as hydrochloric acid and chlorine nitrate
This doesn't even come close to the number of good-for-you/bad-for-you/good-for-you/bad-for-you articles that come out in the popular media about particular foods.
Let's face it, the grant system has taken science on the edge of alchemy, with wild promises of drastic results (e.g., stem cells) that are -- at best -- decades to centuries down the road. We have wild tales of doom-and-gloom from every corner of "science".
And then there's the pompous superiority of scientists who proclaim idiocy upon any individual who doesn't hold to the theory of the day which is "right" and "the only valid scientific explanation" until the next one comes along. Aristotle to Newton to Einstein to Hawking. And even he can't figure out what he's doing. See here and here. At least string theorists don't call you an idiot if you don't declare 5 times a day that their theory is right, genuflecting to Cambridge. These petitions signed by scientists are nothing but the condemnation of Galileo under a veneer of a democracy.
With junk science and the absolute allergy of public schools to any mention of religion (to the point where any other faith-based philosophy -- say Communism -- has much more free reign) can you blame anyone for wanting to use ID to poke a stick in the eye of the self-righteous secular fetishists? Nobody wants ID taught, really. If you're religious, you want your religious point of view taught. It's just an attempt to undermine the existing order.
On a personal note, I am a mathematician (not a "mathematician" like Hawking -- he's a physicist) and if you believe in evolution, math is still true. If you believe in ID, math is still true. Axiom, conjecture, theorem, proof. No muss, no fuss. Of course, that kind of rigor is a little too difficult for most. Hence, if anything can be used to underscore the shifting sands on which so-called science is built, so much the better.
Beat me to it. The shorthand version is that chlorine is merely a catalyst for the destruction of ozone - the chlorine atom is not consumed or removed from the atmosphere during the process.
So either he's an idiot or he's knowingly spreading propaganda. With conservative friends like you who needs the left? :-)
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