On 12 November 2013 14:04, Alberto G. Corona <agocor...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Every science whose conclusions have effects in politics has a high risk
> of being manipulated. In the URSS and here. From Anthropology to long term
> Meteorology to everything in the middle. The one that does not realize that
> is poor fool who does not know how the world works and has replaced with
> all his innocent stupidity the fairy tales of the past with the fairy tales
> of supposed sciences.
Yes of course.
> If you read the mails of the East Anglia Climategate scandal, One of the
> main concern of the Warmists were about to keep in control over the peer
> reviewing mechanism of the main scientific magazines Long interchanges of
> mails were devoted to talk about stablishing barriers in the peer reviewed
> magazines by perverting the PR mechanisms.
> The fact is that peer reviewing is not a guaranty, on the contraty. It
> acts as an ideological filter rather than as a quality filter in every
> discipline in which politics and scientists benefit from mutual cooperation
> by interchanging money for ideological ammunition.
So what would you suggest as a replacement? The scientific method is, to
paraphrase Winston Churchill on democracy, the worst system we have apart
from all the others we've tried.
You might like to consider that hurricanes and bush fires and rising seas
and melting glaciers can't be influenced by political opinion, and it would
take a huge effort to generate the evidence coming in from all over the
world as part of some vast conspiracy. We're forever hearing about the
wildest storms, the highest (and lowest) temperatures on record, the
greatest floods and droughts and so on.
Is it just possible that the overwhelming mountain of evidence indicates,
maybe, something is really going on?
(And by the way, supposing there is no global warming and we go ahead and
develop sustainable power sources for no reason whatsoever before the oil
runs out - won't that just be awful?)
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