All Scientists are Sceptics ~Professor Bob Carter

Whenever someone asserts that a scientific question is “settled,” they tell me immediately that they don’t understand the first thing about science. Science is never settled. Dr David Deming

Perhaps the most frustrating aspect of the science of climate change is the lack of any real substance in attempts to justify the hypothesis ~Professor Stewart Franks

A lie told often enough becomes the truth.
-- Vladimir Ilyich Lenin - See more at: http://thepeoplescube.com/lenin/lenin-s-own-20-monster-quotes-t185.html#sthash.aTrSI3tG.dpuf
A lie told often enough becomes the truth.
-- Vladimir Ilyich Lenin - See more at: http://thepeoplescube.com/lenin/lenin-s-own-20-monster-quotes-t185.html#sthash.aTrSI3tG.dpuf
A lie told often enough becomes the truth.
-- Vladimir Ilyich Lenin - See more at: http://thepeoplescube.com/lenin/lenin-s-own-20-monster-quotes-t185.html#sthash.aTrSI3tG.dpuf

Thursday, 30 June 2011

Truth Seeking Scientists? Church of Latter Day Academics?

The ABC has reported (link in title) that a letter circulated by a Natalie Latter trying to prevent Lord Christopher Monckton from speaking at the Notre Dame University.  My suggestion to Ms Latter is to return to her Alma Mater, the University of WA, where Lord Monckton is also to speak (see HERE) buy a ticket and then show where he is wrong. 
The Oxford English Dictionary says that scientific method is: "a method of procedure that has characterised natural science since the 17th century, consisting in systematic observation, measurement, and experiment, and the formulation, testing, and modification of hypotheses."
Has Ms Latter heard Lord Monckton speak or is she just reacting to warped media reports? She is quoted as saying that Lord Monckton stands for the kind of ignorance that universities have a duty to counter.
Has she observed Lord Monckton?
If she hasn't heard Lord Monckton is she herself speaking from a position of ignorance?
Perhaps, as an aside, Ms Latter could explain, if the "science is settled" and there is consensus, why more money is being granted for "Climate research."
As to the aforementioned media reports, Lord Monckton slammed recent media coverage.
"Only last week one of your leading newspapers, leading columnists, wrote a column saying that people like us should be gassed," he said.
"No apology and none of you have gone round to her house and thrust microphones in her face and said don't you think you're being a bit unfair.
"So there is very plainly a nasty double standard here."
Tom Nelson reminds us that IPCC chief Rajendra Pachauri likened Bjorn Lomborg to Hitler:
Pachauri told a Danish newspaper in 2004: “What is the difference between Lomborg’s view of humanity and Hitler’s? If you were to accept Lomborg’s way of thinking, then maybe what Hitler did was the right thing.”And remember all the publicity and letters like the one below (Latter's) that followed Pachauri's outrageous comment? Remember Pachauri's sincere apology?       Neither do I.
So, there was very plainly a nasty double standard there, as well!

Bunyip exposes the signatories to Latter's letter HERE
From Andrew Bolt:  
http://blogs.news.com.au/heraldsun/andrewbolt/index.php/heraldsun/comments/not_worthy_of_the_name_academic#85267Andrew Bolt Reports that there is a "scandalous attempt by “academics” not just to gag free speech, but to counter inconvenient opinions with a cowardly ban rather than an argument:

More than 50 Australian academics have signed a letter urging Western Australia’s Notre Dame University to cancel a speech by British climate change sceptic Lord Christopher Monckton… "

Must have forgotten the basis of seeking the truth? Or afraid, if the truth comes out, their research grants for further investigation into what they claim is a scientific consensus (so why more research??) will be in jeopardy.

1 comment:

  1. Probably, if you are a PhD, you need to support the "Bad Science" to keep your job!

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