Sunday, October 10, 2010

But, I thought there was a concensus on this!!!

It is of course, the global warming scam, with the (literally) trillions of dollars driving it, that has corrupted so many scientists, and has carried APS before it like a rogue wave. It is the greatest and most successful pseudoscientific fraud I have seen in my long life as a physicist. Anyone who has the faintest doubt that this is so should force himself to read the ClimateGate documents, which lay it bare. (Montford’s book organizes the facts very well.) I don’t believe that any real physicist, nay scientist, can read that stuff without revulsion. I would almost make that revulsion a definition of the word scientist.

So what has the APS, as an organization, done in the face of this challenge? It has accepted the corruption as the norm, and gone along with it. For example:

1. About a year ago a few of us sent an e-mail on the subject to a fraction of the membership. APS ignored the issues, but the then President immediately launched a hostile investigation of where we got the e-mail addresses. In its better days, APS used to encourage discussion of important issues, and indeed the Constitution cites that as its principal purpose. No more. Everything that has been done in the last year has been designed to silence debate
From the letter to the American Physical Society released to the public by Professor Emiritus of physics Hal Lewis of the University of California at Santa Barbara. Go read it all, and then tell Algore to fold a copy to eight corners and shove it.

1 comment:

Windy Wilson said...

Consensus science!
What is this, the Catholic Chburch at Nicea?

There is a certain irony in this desire for consensus in science by the leftists, because prior to latching onto global warming every crackpot leftist's ideas were compared to Galileo and his supposed stand against the church.
No body believes the Ozone hole? Nobody belived Galileo either. . .
Unfortunately for the leftists, now with global warming and consensus science, they are in the position of the Cardinals and Bishops, saying in effect, "Mr. Galileo, the science of the planets is settled, we have a consensus!"
To which the climate skeptics answer with Galileo's classic (if silent) rejoinder, "and yet it moves."