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To: AmishDude
Doesn't matter. He's a scientific expert in the eyes of the media and the public and "scientists" allow him, by assent, to use their results for his own purposes. But again, this is what science has become, not what you want it to be.

He's a Congressman. Not even the MSM is stupid enough to confuse congresscritters with scientists. I did a google search using the terms 'patrick kennedy' and 'scientist' and couldn't find a single reference to Kennedy as a scientific expert.

Every scientist I've seen interviewed has denied that there's any obvious connection between the frequency of hurricanes and global warming. Most make the point that hurricanes wax and wane with a well-established cycle, and there's no evidence the cycle has been changed by anything humans have done. Many brought up Hurricane Camille, and the great storms of the 30's and early 40's.

Is just making stuff up as you go along part of your grand vision of mathematics?

32 posted on 09/06/2005 8:44:18 AM PDT by Right Wing Professor
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To: Right Wing Professor
You are right about responsible scientists, but Patrick Kennedy has a microphone, gets interviewed, gets his quotes published and cites scientists. In the public mind, he must know what he's talking about. I know you're smart enough and skeptical enough to seek out other sources. Most people don't have time. You must read more carefully, this is what science is in the public mind. And the scientific community does nothing to stop it. Indeed, some areas (climatology, for example) actively encourage it.

I'm sure in the next Scientific American, the cover story will be "Patrick Kennedy is full of used food," right?

Right?

Is just making stuff up as you go along part of your grand vision of mathematics?

Nah, that's physics.

34 posted on 09/06/2005 8:51:01 AM PDT by AmishDude (Join the AmishDude fan club: "Great point." -- AliVertias; ":-) Very clever" -- MJY1288)
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To: Right Wing Professor
He's a Congressman.

Patrick ("Patches") Kennedy;

"In 2000, Kennedy was accused of pushing a security guard at LAX. City prosecutors ultimately decided not to bring criminal charges against him and he paid an undisclosed civil settlement to the alleged victim almost two years later. In 1986 Patrick was hospitalized for cocaine abuse."
-- from Wickpedia
52 posted on 09/06/2005 12:01:49 PM PDT by longshadow
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