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Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Scientists are Liars. Unless They Agree With Me.

Ha. Interesting piece here by a professor of atmospheric studies at MIT about global warming and the overblown hysteria that goes along with the topic, and how scientists that have a difference of opinion are essentially silenced by their colleagues.

In fact, those who make the most outlandish claims of alarm are actually
demonstrating skepticism of the very science they say supports them. It isn't
just that the alarmists are trumpeting model results that we know must be wrong.
It is that they are trumpeting catastrophes that couldn't happen even if the
models were right as justifying costly policies to try to prevent global

If you haven't read Michael Crichton's book State of Fear, he does an excellent job of bringing up some of these same arguments. Yeah, the book is hokey action/drama from a plot perspective, but he certainly did his research enough to make some educated criticism regarding the issues of global warming.

I, for one, am shocked - SHOCKED - at the implication that some scientists might have an "agenda" which is influenced by crazy things like "funding." It's an idea so preposterous that I don't even want to accept it.


Alessandra said...

The only scientific studies we can trust are the ones who found that 3 large servings of chocolate a day are great against heart disease, it increases your lifespan in at least 10 years, and replaces all your daily quota of vitamines ;-)

Mr. Twisted said...

And see, here I've been saying that for years, and everyone thought I was crazy...