Science Consensus Continues To Tumble From It’s Kingship

A centralized system where opposing viewpoints were not allowed, careers were lost for those who didn’t go along with the program, overconfidence abounded especially with President Obama in office, huge amounts of taxpayer’s money was spent while most mainstream media outlets practiced a no questioning policy, rather hype the news which came from there.

Many policymakers would just eat it up without much debate on most issues. Creationists and intelligent design proponents cried fowl for many years to how things were being conducted and demanded more freedom to be critical of the centralized system.

Then along came climategate and the public got a taste of the true fruits of this centralized system known as the science consensus which continues to tumble from it’s kingship! Not long ago, this couldn’t have never been predicted, but in the journal of science of all places we read the following…

“As a climate scientist and a contributing author to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, my heart always warms when I hear policy-makers refer to doing what “the science dictates,” as President Obama did in his remarks toward the end of the U.N.  Climate Change Treaty negotiations in Copenhagen, Denmark.”

“However, after the first-hand experience of the rapid crash of the Copenhagen meeting, I have changed my thinking: World leaders, please stop listening to us!  I don’t say this because I have lost faith in the verity of scientific results or the projected warming and subsequent global damages.  I say this because international policy-makers are adhering too rigidly and too literally to recommended concentration thresholds and emissions targets, and it is crippling the international policy process.”

He argues perfectionism (kingship) is crippling the science consensus like a near-obsessive need to benchmark everything against the 2°C target!

Anthony Cashmore, a biologist at University of Pennsylvania, told the National Academy of Sciences they have no free will. He also expanded that comment to criminals who he suggests don’t have the free will to prevent themselves from being civil and productive in society.

In other words, he is suggesting the devil or should I say “natural causes” forces people do things against their alledged good will…Did Dr. Cashmore  produce any lab results or scientific evidence for such conclusions? Are you kidding? No, he didn’t present any evidence for his conclusion.

In nature news

“One of the main jobs of the AAAS meeting is to parcel up original research that has already been published, and often publicized, into digestible chunks.  These then reappear as news stories in papers and broadcasts around the world, turbocharged by quotes from the scientific luminaries attending the meeting.”

“This at least marks a change in tempo from the weekly routine, which converts original scientific findings, via a production line of embargoed press releases from journals and universities, into a steady stream of largely uncritical stories…”

Macilwain needs to be applauded for his efforts, indeed we agree that the media should hold science accountable, even questioning the data, allowing findings have a “detailed, critical assessment” which shows how it’s really practiced. Scientists are only humans, we should not put them on some sort of throne where they can dictate policy, human behavior, and so on…The solution is an open scientific consensus system which allows freedom while holding science accountable!

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5 thoughts on “Science Consensus Continues To Tumble From It’s Kingship

  1. “A centralized system where opposing viewpoints were not allowed, careers were lost for those who didn’t go along with the program, overconfidence abounded especially with President Obama in office, huge amounts of taxpayer’s money was spent[1] while most mainstream media outlets practiced a no questioning policy, rather hype the news which came from there.”

    Michael, would you care to diagram that stream of dreck? The only thing it has in common with an English sentence is a period at the end.

    Prithee, what did you intend it to mean? You seem to be unhappy with something—but what? Please explain.

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    [1] See Michael’s Stock Phrases #3: “Scientists squander millions (billions) of hard-earned (our tax) dollars on xxx research.” (Choose: fossil reconstruction, cosmic background radiation, hot chicken soup, etc.)” from Socrates Puppette comment 2010-021402011 t post dated 2010-0213.

  2. “Many policymakers would just eat it up without much debate on most issues. Creationists and intelligent design proponents cried fowl [sic] for many years to how things were being conducted and demanded more freedom to be critical of the centralized system.

    Then along came climategate and the public got a taste of the true fruits of this centralized system known as the science consensus [sic] which continues to tumble from it’s [sic] kingship! Not long ago, this couldn’t have never [sic] been predicted, but in the journal of science [sic] of all places [sic] we read the following…”

    The evidence points toward Michael himself having written this post. His anonymous source at least seems capable of assembling a grammatical sentence. What kind of “fowl” did they cry? A turkey, perhaps?

    As nearly as we can winkle out from this screed, Michael has stopped taking his medication and descended to his conspiracy-theory predilection again. Scientific consensus in any field is the result of a centralized system, directed by… ah… well, someone. Probably an alpha scientist—although the President is not above suspicion, or Al Gore. It is unclear, however, whether there is a single system with suzerainty over all scientific disciplines, or different centralized systems for every ology. Biology, psychology, geology, paleontology, cosmetology?

    If Michael thinks it’s the AAAS, then, as a member of their Committee on Social Policy, I must object. We don’t even have a secret handshake.We have less consensus on direction than a herd of turtles.

    Of course, it could well be that being convinced by evidence is a form of conspiracy. In the same way that agreement by all True Bible Believers on a particular tenet is a conspiracy We all know—from reading Dan Brown novels—that the Knights Templar.conspired to conceal historical facts concerning the life of Jesus. So turnabout is fair play, apparently.

  3. Michael may be interested that today we visited the site where the first missionaries landed on the island shortly after 1800. The original structure no longer exists. In fact, only a single shrine is left on the entire island. Although there is still a large group of ethnic Japanese here, the missionaries never managed to convert any large number of native Hawaiians to Shintoism.

  4. Many Evolutionist scientists don’t need an organisation, the press or policy makers to come up with uncritical stories, they are very happy doing that for themselves.

  5. Michael: “A centralized system where opposing viewpoints were not allowed, careers were lost for those who didn’t go along with the program,….”

    Michael: “demanded more freedom to be critical of the centralized system.”

    Michael: “the true fruits of this centralized system known as the science consensus”

    Michael: “most mainstream media outlets practiced a no questioning policy, ”

    Dom contradicts Michael: “Many Evolutionist scientists don’t need an organisation, the press or policy makers to come up with uncritical stories….”[1]

    So, what is it? Centralized conspiratorial organization, or not? What saith the creationism conspiracy?

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    [1] I’m not sure what kind of “uncritical stories” Michael has in mind. Uncritical of what? Of course, Michael’s entire rant is hard to make sense of. Dominic, can you try parsing his first sentence into something meaningful?

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