On 11/13/2013 12:59 AM, Bruno Marchal wrote:
On 12 Nov 2013, at 22:10, Alberto G. Corona wrote:
As human beings they were reluctant to provide hard earned data to those
proved to mere critics - like you - with no interest but to spread doubt.
Can ever have been a more clear confession of sectarianism ? Doubt about what? about
what yours affirm that is truth and must be taken as face value? Is that the new
conception of "science" and the one that Popper et al teach to me is ourdated?
Global warning cannot be a question of science.
?? We only know it exists because of science.
It is a question of mondial/global politics, and in this case I believe that even few
evidence for some something irreversible and possibly fatal for a planet should be
avoided when possible.
That's why science is of no direct use in politics. Science is doubt, and politics is
decision. I use that argument to defend an ecological and economical precaution
principle valid in global planetary decision which might be irreversible and possibly
lethal, but also for positive decision like investing on asteroids and the means to
When science is directly used in politics, it becomes pseudo-religious crap.
We *have to* take care of the planet, simply. It is not a question of surviving, but of
quality of life.
(That's why also "global warming" is way out of topics ...: it is a matter of voting and
politicians). As you said (I think) science must be separated from politics (in the two
But both global warming and asteroid strikes are something we know about only through
science. You seems to imply that science should not inform political action? Then how
else can political action be informed?
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