Note: If you are not a scientist, and if you do not understand the rigors of the scientific method, this entry is not to you. It is to the people who have studied the scientific method, who respect it, who believe it is the best hope at getting at the structure of our world. If that’s not you, but your a “climate change” proponent or an “environmentalist”, you are a political animal – not a scientist. This entry is for scientists who might happen to come across this blog. Unlikely, but what the heck.
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An open letter to scientists in the area of ecology, meteorology and climatology:
We at O-t-c believe that most people who call themselves scientists WANT to perform per the scientific method. We also believe that environmentalism has put people into your field who have virtually destroyed it – especially insofar as Read more
An Open Letter to President Barak Hussein Obama – mmm mmm mmm:
An AP analysis of your Presidency in 2009 finds you irritated by the fact that people don’t remember”how bad it was” when you took office and how much “progress” you’ve generated for us in 2009. The AP analysis doesn’t analyze much, so we’re here to help. But let’s first begin with what little analysis it does do, because for the most part, it is reasonably well done.
The AP’s Ben Feller says it quite well: “He says “the buck stops with me,” but nearly a year into office, President Barack Obama is still blaming a lot of the nation’s troubles — the economy, terrorism, health care — on George W. Bush.”
And as to why the American people might not be ready to give you the B+ you give yourself? Read more
We heard on FoxNews today that part of the health dictatorship program that Congress and the President are trying to force down our throats (“Now open wide; this won’t hurt a bit. Oh – stop being a baby and take this trillion dollar syringe like a man!”) will be to give the IRS new powers.
Like we need a stronger IRS. Is there any agency anywhere in the United States that is more despised than the IRS? And these clowns want to make it even more powerful? Supposedly, you’re going to have to indicate somewhere on the form that you actually have purchased health insurance. We thought that no bureacracy was going to get between us and our doctors, Mr. President. Yet again, Joe Wilson was spot on with his language: “YOU LIE!”
During a brainstorm session recently, one of us quipped, “You know – I am more afraid of how much damage Obama and his legion of Neanderthals can do to this country than I am about Al Qaieda.” She is joking (we think she is joking – she insists she’s not). But all joking aside, Obama is no joke. He is a living, walking, breathing ongoing malfeasance against the Constitution of this country.
If we lined up 10 kindergartner kids (who have not yet been brainwashed by the Left) and asked them about principles underlying the Constituion of this country, they’d give a more accurate picture than the President could after 3 hours of trying to explain himself with his calibrating-miscalibrating language.
We so wish that he, Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid would take a small, propeller airplane to Antarctica. We’d buy it for them. We’re sure one of the science bases (Obama says he’s big on science – it is to laugh) would make space for them. If he and the other three would spend the next 3 years there, they could save the penguins, and America would have a chance to heal itself from these dreadful, despicable, unamerican people.
Please – Mister President – RESIGN!
The ScienceDaily.com website (one of our favorite venues) has an entry about climate variability accounting for the colder than normal weather that the authors say has led some of us to doubt that global warming is real. They say, in effect, that even with a trend-line going up, one can expect variability around the trend-line.
We consider this last proposition reasonable. We agree, from the lay perspective we have, that climate appears as a highly variable set of processes and phenomena. So if global warming was real, we think it would be reasonable to see variability.
But the problem for climatologists, as distinct from environmentalists, is that climatology has been hijacked by the environmentalism movement, which is a quasi-religious, overtly-political, nothing-to-do-with science set of memes that undermine huge numbers of laypeople’s ability to ascertain real scientific endeavor from the political memes that attempt to mimic it. After all, those who think of CO2 as a villainous element should be required to calmly discuss this: http://bit.ly/6Tjat9 (also from ScienceDaily.com).
We at O-t-c have a great fondness and respect for scientific endeavor and for scientists generally – when the science is done per the scientific method. When it is politicized, we consider those involved to be on the order of Bernie Madoff – cheaters in the extreme, who deserve nothing but ridicule and imprisonment for trying to steal billions of dollars for their pet projects.
Do the right thing, boys and girls. Do the right thing.
We call on CLIMATOLOGISTS to start doing whatever they can to shut down the environmentalists in their midst and tell them to stand down, to stop making the science unintelligible. It is up to the CLIMATOLOGISTS and the METEOROLOGISTS to lay out methods of research (which would not be skewed toward showing that global warming was real, but would be aimed at finding out what is going on with weather and climate using null hypotheses and other generally accepted rubrics in the scientific method). Hyperbole, data suppression, data alteration, suppression of dissent, calling people you disagree with names, are the acts of those in the area of politics – not in the arena of science.
The problem is exacerbated by the fact that the ENVIRONMENTALISTS want to have taxpayers transfer enormous amounts of wealth to the have-nots because of their political memes. This is unacceptable, and CLIMATOLOGISTS should be at the vanguard of shutting this effort down.
As long as climatologists (and ecologists gtenerally) do not distinguish themselves from and distance themselves from the environmentalism religo-political movement, laypeople around the world will be correctly suspicious.
“All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others.” – George Orwell, Animal Farm
Get a load of this. The same Federal Government that wants to manage all of our health care, shows what a heavy boot it is ready to place on your throat if you get out of line sufficiently to annoy it. Since Obama’s DHS can’t go after terrorists in a competent way, they decided to sick the Transportation Security Agency (TSA) after – wait for it – bloggers!
As if that’s bad enough, it isn’t! Not only did they go after bloggers because some directive from their Keystone Cops offices was leaked (how is that the bloggers’ faults?), but apparently the directive includes language that lets some travelers off the hook from the inconvenience the rest of us have to put up with.
From the article: “It also listed people who would be exempted from these screening procedures such as heads of state and their families.”
Oh it’s good to be a king or a tin-pot dictator.
We have NEVER seen this level of incompetence and nonchalance with respect to the welfare of We the People; not even during the abysmal misery-indexed Carter years.
We call on President Obama to resign – along with his entire crew – along with every Democrat in Congress. You are all a disgrace to the flag of this country.