07 December 2009

Doubting Academic Elites

In 1974, the National Science Board announced: "During the last 20 to 30 years, world temperature has fallen, irregularly at first but more sharply over the last decade. Judging from the record of the past interglacial ages, the present time of high temperatures should be drawing to an end…leading into the next ice age." 
Story here. The counter-culture radicals of the '60's and 70's used to tell everyone to "question authority." Good advice. Of course, that was before they controlled much of academia. Now, they expect us to just trust them on everything from science, to the origin of life, to historical interpretation. Forgive me if I'm just a tad skeptical.

"Fifty-nine percent (59%) of Americans say it’s at least somewhat likely that some scientists have falsified research data to support their own theories and beliefs about global warming. Thirty-five percent (35%) say it’s Very Likely. Just 26% say it’s not very or not at all likely that some scientists falsified data."

Story here.

**More . . .

"In the Climategate emails, the scientists described their strategy of reviewing each others papers, shutting down scientists who disagreed, hiding their data, and admitting to fudging the numbers in order to obtain the results they wanted. Furthermore, because many of them were using funds allocated by U.S. Government agencies, what they did was fraud, and many people have gone to prison for much less. Austrian economists are quite familiar with the drill here. First, the advocates of a position, be it mainstream economics or human-caused climate change, make sure that no dissenting papers can be published. Second, after having successfully shut out the opposition, they claim that the theories of the Austrians or dissenters fail the market test because their views dont appear in the mainstream literature. The logic is circular, but it sure appeals to the True Believers. . . instead of wanting to know the truth, the elites have decided what we are supposed to believe as the truth." ~ William L. Anderson, Ph.D. - University of Maryland

Oh yeah.


Chaps said...

"Scientists" committed fraud for billions in grant money. Politicians show by their personal behavior that they don't care about any "climate crisis" but they sure see the opportunity to exert control over peoples' lives in the name of "saving the planet."

Barry said...

Fraud and junk science is not a new thing. Piltdown Man, Nebraska Man, Java Man and others have been other areas where "scientists" have manipulated "findings" to meet their own Godless agenda.

Source: http://www.nwcreation.net/evolutionfraud.html

13thBama said...

It's the Piltdown Climate!