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Sunday, April 24, 2011

No freaking way!

WTF?

A shadowy lobby group which pushes the case that global warming is a real threat is being funded by the taxpayer and assisted by the BBC.

Huh? What’s that all mean? Well, it means this:

The little-known not-for-profit company works behind the scenes at international conferences to further its aims.

One of its key supporters headed the official investigation into the so-called “Climategate emails”, producing a report which cleared experts of deliberately attempting to skew scientific results to confirm that global warming was a real threat.

Another scientific expert linked to the group came forward to praise a second independent investigation into the Climategate affair which also exonerated researchers.

Set up with the backing of Tony Blair, then the Prime Minister, and run by a group of British MPs and peers the organisation, Globe International, started life as an All Party Group based in the House of Commons.

It is now run as an international climate change lobbying group flying its supporters and experts club class to international summits to push its agenda. Last year, it said, it spent around £500,000 flying its supporters to these meetings.

Emphasis mine. Read that again: people that are lobbying government in favor of AGW were important players in both of the shams that exonerated the unscientific and criminal behavior of the AGW cultists exposed by the East Anglia Climategate scandale. The rest of the story is about how this group of people is using the BBC and their government connections to get massive quantities of money to lobby others in government to favor their AGW agenda, for profit of course. This whole AGW/green scam is about collectivism writ large, but on the way the people pushing it plan to make themselves a shit load of money doing so. And in return we will get nothing but misery and government control of energy, which allows them thus to control us peasants.

At least the fucking oil companies produce a product that is giving us something in return. These crooks are just redistributing wealth created by others, in a grand scheme to give themselves incredible power over our lives, and stealing as much of it for themselves as they can. And in the process they have no problem pretending to do impartial analysis to conclude their scam, despite all the evidence to the contrary, is legit. Heh!

Posted by AlexinCT on 04/24/11 at 04:05 PM in Left Wing Idiocy   Politics   Law, & Economics   Polls and Surveys   Religion and Sky Pixies   Science and Technology  • (0) TrackbacksPermalink

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Space X: The Next Generation

Awesome:

The privately owned commercial rocket company SpaceX has just revealed the design for their next generation rocket: the Falcon Heavy. It will be able to lift a whopping 53 tons to low-Earth (200 km, 120 mile) orbit — for comparison, Hubble Space Telescope has a mass of 11 tons — or lighter payloads to higher orbit or escape velocity.

Space X has a good record so far—successful launches of Falcon 1 and 9 rockets.  Falcon Heavy uses proven technology and, if Space X is right, will put payloads into orbit for a tenth of the per-pound cost the shuttle.  Think about that.  If it works, one of the bigger cost of the space program—putting things in orbit—will drop massively.  It would drop the cost of the Death Star to more manageable $1 septillion.  (Actually a lot more than that, since they massively overestimated the cost of getting things into orbit).

It will be some time before Falcon Heavy is even in the testing stage.  But I’m excited.

Update: Incidentally, my link to the Death Star costs included a hilarious clip of my favorite comedian, Eddie Izzard, talking about the Death Star canteen.

Posted by Hal_10000 on 04/05/11 at 09:10 PM in Science and Technology  • (0) TrackbacksPermalink

Monday, April 04, 2011

Can We Put This To Bed Now?

There’s been a few more pieces of information on Climategate.  About a month ago, James Inhofe—a principle AGW critic—got the results of the investigation he wanted from the Department of Commerce.  Conclusion?  Nothing.

On Feb. 18, the results of that investigation were released. “In our review of the CRU emails,” the IG’s office said in its letter to Inhofe [PDF], “we did not find any evidence that NOAA inappropriately manipulated data ... or failed to adhere to appropriate peer review procedures.”

Well, they’re the government.  They’re in on the conspiracy.  What we really need is some real climate skeptics to investigate.  Someone like Richard Muller, a strong climate skeptic.  Until they look into it ... oh.

A team of UC Berkeley physicists and statisticians that set out to challenge the scientific consensus on global warming is finding that its data-crunching effort is producing results nearly identical to those underlying the prevailing view.

The Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature project was launched by physics professor Richard Muller, a longtime critic of government-led climate studies, to address what he called “the legitimate concerns” of skeptics who believe that global warming is exaggerated.

But Muller unexpectedly told a congressional hearing last week that the work of the three principal groups that have analyzed the temperature trends underlying climate science is “excellent.... We see a global warming trend that is very similar to that previously reported by the other groups.”

Muller, by the way, was funded by the evil Koch Empire.  This makes the Koch’s record of distorting science to support their interests far less sinister than, say, Obama’s.

This is actually a pretty staggering and thorough piece of work, although it’s not entirely complete. You can read Ronald Bailey for a summary. They looked at over 39,000 temperature stations (4-8 times what anyone else has used). They carefully investigated the assertions of Anthony Watt, who has noted that many weather stations are located close to heat sources (conclusion: yes they are, but no it’s not causing the warming).  They took random samples from the data to see if they could reproduce the measured trend.  And they keep finding the same thing, only more reliably than any of the more hyped climate scientists.

Now it hasn’t been subject to peer review and they have yet to finish the entire sample.  But this isn’t kool-aid drinking Algore disciples we’re talking about here—it’s a group of skeptical scientists who have done the most thorough analysis yet.  At the very least, it shows that the results of the CRU, NOAA and NASA are robust.  When skeptics look at the same data and draw the same conclusions, that kinda sorta disproves the conspiracy theories, doesn’t it?

(Standard disclaimer: even if global warming is real, the projections of future climate are highly uncertain and should be taken with large grains of salt. Current efforts should be focused on things that cost little, like cutting industrial methane emissions.  Electric cars and re-usable grocery bags are nice to have but are not going to save the planet.  If you want a ruined planet, then the collectivist solutions of such as Algore are the best way to get there.  And our political class has demonstrated, time and again, that they see global warming as an excuse for amassing power and wealth.  I doubt they understand or give a fig about the science.)

Posted by Hal_10000 on 04/04/11 at 06:15 PM in Science and Technology  • (0) TrackbacksPermalink

Green technology in a nutshell

Dilbert.com

Posted by AlexinCT on 04/04/11 at 06:26 AM in Religion and Sky Pixies   Science and Technology  • (0) TrackbacksPermalink

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

No shame reporting on inflation

The usual suspects in the MSM are at it again. In this case Yahoo reports that inflation is spiking. Food prices are up because the cost of energy, whatever that entails, is up. If it wasn’t for those stupid energy costs everything would be fine too! Seriously:

WASHINGTON (AP)—Wholesale prices jumped last month by the most in nearly two years due to higher energy costs and the steepest rise in food prices in 36 years. Excluding those volatile categories, inflation was tame.

Posted by AlexinCT on 03/16/11 at 10:44 AM in Deep Thoughts   Elections   Left Wing Idiocy   Politics   Law, & Economics   Religion and Sky Pixies   Science and Technology   The Press Machine  • (0) TrackbacksPermalink

Monday, March 14, 2011

Anti-nuke MSM already trying to use Japanese tragedy to their advantage.

Considering most of the MSM’s reporting on the nuclear reactor problems the Japanese are dealing with at their over 40 year old power plants has been spotty and devoid of any real science, I am not surprised by the tack they have taken, intended to scare people, and disgusted to find idiotic shit like this. While I am not minimizing the issue, we need to keep in mind that we have very little detail of what has really happened. What we do know is that we had an unbelievable 8.9 RS earthquake, followed by a massive Tsunami, a wall of water that ripped everything apart, and many other aftershocks that because of their intensity would have had devastated effects in other less prepared place, and that now they are experiencing issues with a runaway reaction in some of their facilities. Seriously, how likely do people think we are going to get a similar set of circumstances, or others of enough magnitude to compare to the destructive force these facilities were exposed to, here in the US where these older reactors are running? This kind of reporting is a travesty and will set us back decades. I find it disgusting that the same people that want to deny us any carbon based energy also want to deny us the only other alternative source that would allow us to keep the standards of living we now have and the freedoms and prosperty cheap energy have afforded us all. But I am not surprised they are doing that because I am certain the agenda has nothing to do with clean energy, saving the planet, or anything like that.

Update: Some additional information to give you perspective:
1. Newer Nuclear Reactors Might Not Have Failed in Japan.
2. Japan Nuclear Safety Plan Foresaw Quake, Underestimated Impact of Tsunami
3. The big failures all seem man made.
4. Reactors with passive cooling systems are the answer to this problem faced in Japan, where we need to point out we are dealing with 40 year old reactors in the first place..

Posted by AlexinCT on 03/14/11 at 09:19 AM in Left Wing Idiocy   Politics   Law, & Economics   Science and Technology   The Press Machine  • (0) TrackbacksPermalink

Monday, February 28, 2011

Black Rain

See, now this is the sort of thing that environments should be focused on:

A new United Nations Environment Program report [PDF] focuses on measures that would dramatically the emissions of black carbon and methane gas by 2030. The report finds:

Full implementation of the identified measures would reduce future global warming by 0.5 ̊C (within a range of 0.2–0.7 C, Figure 1). If the measures were to be implemented by 2030, they could halve the potential increase in global temperature projected for 2050 compared to the Assessment’s reference scenario based on current policies and energy and fuel projections. The rate of regional temperature increase would also be reduced.

I’ve blogged about methane emissions before.

We leak some three trillion cubic feet of gas into the atmosphere every year.  Eliminating these leaks would not cripple our economy—it would save money.  And it would reduce global warming by about a third within ten years.  That’s a bigger impact than all the hybrid vehicles, dim CFC bulbs and outlawed TVs combined.  And it would happen now, not in 2050.  This is such a good idea that even the Bush Administration was quietly pushing it.  Obama is hesitating a bit but looks like he’ll move forward on it.

Why are the environmentalists not all over this?  This would potentially delay any global warming harm for decades.  At the very least, it would buy time for more technological breakthroughs.  They’re ignoring it precisely because it doesn’t cripple economies or leave us in dimly let rooms or force us to drive crappy cars.  Saving the environment is supposed to involve a return to nature not saving money.  Industry is something to be feared, not something to be helped.

Black carbon falls into the same category—it’s mostly a product of inefficient combustion.  The US has cut emission of particulates by 40% in just the last two decades—two decades of strong economic growth.  Moreover, black carbon is the sort of lung-choking stuff that people usually think about when it comes to pollution.  Reducing black carbon uses existing technology and would improve air quality.

Of course, cutting black carbon and methane emissions have a lot of problems.  For one, they don’t involve massive corrupt collectivist government cap and trade schemes.  They don’t put us back into a near stone age, relying on hamster wheels to power our civilization.  You wouldn’t have to crush capitalism and the encouragement of “green industry” would be minimal.  In fact, it might stimulate even more industry and economic development.

So, we can’t have that.  Better to force everyone to CFC bulbs that cut global temperatures by an amount too low to be measured.

Posted by Hal_10000 on 02/28/11 at 07:05 AM in Science and Technology  • (0) TrackbacksPermalink

Friday, February 04, 2011

Planets Planets Everywhere

So a little mental health break.  An awesome mental health break.

[The Kepler satellite] detects planets by looking for the tell-tale dip in light as they pass in front of their star, and the amount of light blocked tells us the size of the planet. Kepler is staring at one part of the sky, continuously looking at 156,000 stars for these dips. After 23 months in orbit, it now has a passel of 1235 candidate planets. Of these, 68 are roughly Earth-sized, 288 are bigger than Earth, 662 are roughly Neptune-sized, 165 are Jupiter-like, and 19 are larger than Jupiter.

Five of the Earth-sized planets are in the habitable zone—the region where liquid water could exist.  That doesn’t mean it does; it means it could.

Five Earth-like planets may not sound like much, but keep some things in mind.  Kepler is only surveying 156,000 of the nearly 400 billion stars in our Galaxy.  Kepler can only detect planets if their orbit happens to place them between the star and Earth—a very narrow viewing angle.  So for every planet you detect, there is a sea of those you can’t because their orbits aren’t aligned the right way.  Finally, Kepler has only been up for two years, so planets with longer orbits have not been seen yet.

If you extrapolate that out, that would mean there are many millions of Earth-like planets in our Galaxy, even being very generous with the uncertainties.  That’s not even including moons that could be orbiting the so-called “hot Jupiters”—giant planets that are within the habitable zone that may themselves be uninhabitable but sport habitable moons (think Endor or Yavin).  There are about 50 habitable zone giant planets such detected by Kepler.

The diversity of planetary systems is incredible—one has five planets inside the orbit of Mercury.  When I started out in astronomy, it was taken for granted that other solar systems would be like our own (based on a sample of ... well ... one).  We’ve now found out this isn’t anywhere close to true.  The planetary systems show in Star Wars and Firefly were more realistic than our old theories.  Such is the case when you get data in place of theory.

So is there life out there?  I find it amazingly likely that there is ... somewhere.  Hell, there might be life right within our own solar system, in the ices of Mars or the oceans of Europa.  Intelligent life?  Well, we can hope.  It always bears reminding that intelligent life has only been around on Earth for a tiny amount of time.  We’ve been broadcasting messages into space for about 75 years—only one hundred millionth of the time Earth has been around.  If we destroyed ourselves tomorrow—always a possibility with the Confederacy of Dicksmacks currently in Washington—and our duration was typical of intelligent life, there might be only one other civilization in the entire Galaxy.  And it might take tens of thousands of years for us to hear what they have to say.

I’m an optimist, however.  I think it’s only a matter of time until we find some evidence that we’re not alone.  My personal theory is that there is intelligent life out there.  They’re just encasing us in silence to prevent the spread of Keynesian economics.

Posted by Hal_10000 on 02/04/11 at 06:29 PM in Science and Technology  • (0) TrackbacksPermalink

If you still think this stuff isn’t a scam…

Just understand how Obama’s boys create new rules willy-nilly, then exempt their corporate buddies. The Obama Admin EPA has just decided to go ahead and regulate CO2, without Congress or the Constitution giving it that right I should add, and this is all so they can pick the winners and losers in their new wealth transfer scheme. Of course, the big corporate partners that pay big cash to the right demcorats are as always - check out the list of exclusions for Obamacare for example - given a pass. These people are crooks of the highest order, nothing less. But don’t expect the usual suspects in the MSM that loves this scam and its end goal to ever report on it.  Their faith is strong! And it advances that whole collectivist wealth transfer scheme they all believe will make the peasants & serfs happy in their shared misery.

Posted by AlexinCT on 02/04/11 at 05:08 AM in Left Wing Idiocy   Politics   Law, & Economics   Science and Technology   The Press Machine  • (0) TrackbacksPermalink

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Just too good to be true

Al Gore blames this brutal winter on - hold on for it! - Man Made Global Warming! Oh, this is just too much fun. It’s a cult I tell you. Teh St00pid is strong with these people.

Posted by AlexinCT on 02/02/11 at 11:00 AM in Fun and Humor   Left Wing Idiocy   Science and Technology  • (0) TrackbacksPermalink

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

If you doubt that AGW it doesn’t much care about the science….

Then take a look at this:

RICHMOND, Va. - A power struggle is unfolding in Virginia over climate change research. Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has been taking the University of Virginia to court to get information on a climate change researcher who once worked at the school. Now several members of the State Assembly say they’ve had enough and have introduced legislation to rein in Cuccinelli’s investigation.

Cuccinelli, a global warming skeptic, is looking into whether UVA professor Michael Mann manipulated data to show that there has been a rapid, recent rise in the Earth’s temperature. Democratic Sens. Donald McEachin of Henrico and Chap Petersen of Fairfax County say their bills won’t give blanket immunity to colleges to defraud the state, but they would curb politically motivated probes

Get it? The fact that Cuccinelli wants to find out the truth is a “politically motivated” attack according to demcorats. He shouldn’t be trying to find out if the “settled consensus AGW science” was based on lies and manipulations, because that’s political! He should just accept the fact Mann says it is so, denies people access to the data until they hack the East Anglia servers and show there is clear evidence of fraud, and that the priesthood has absolved Mann and the other cheaters through a circle jerk passed off as an inquiry/investigation that then claimed that all we had was “sloppy behavior”, but the science remained settled.

Their legislation would force Cuccinelli to sue and obtain subpoenas as is required of other civil litigation. This would afford defendants the right to defend themselves.

How about we let the scientific process, the unbiased one where people actually have to show everything so others can then recreate their experiments and models and confirm the results, or not, and not the courts, decide what’s real or not? Wouldn’t that be a novel idea? Not holding my breath though. I doubt the church of AGW would ever want real science to debunk their scam.

Posted by AlexinCT on 01/19/11 at 08:48 AM in Deep Thoughts   Left Wing Idiocy   Science and Technology  • (0) TrackbacksPermalink

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

The Vaccine Fall Out Continues

This, as Phil Plait says, is huge:

A now-retracted British study that linked autism to childhood vaccines was an “elaborate fraud” that has done long-lasting damage to public health, a leading medical publication reported Wednesday.

An investigation published by the British medical journal BMJ concludes the study’s author, Dr. Andrew Wakefield, misrepresented or altered the medical histories of all 12 of the patients whose cases formed the basis of the 1998 study—and that there was “no doubt” Wakefield was responsible.

“It’s one thing to have a bad study, a study full of error, and for the authors then to admit that they made errors,” Fiona Godlee, BMJ’s editor-in-chief, told CNN. “But in this case, we have a very different picture of what seems to be a deliberate attempt to create an impression that there was a link by falsifying the data.”

Here is the link.  Among other things, Wakefield collected more than 435,000 pounds from lawyers hoping to sue vaccine makers.  Of the 12 cases he reported on, five showed developmental problems before they were vaccinated and three never had autism.

Scientist very rarely use the word “fraud” in scientific disputes.  It is the most serious allegation on can make—well, apart from ethical violations in research methods (which Wakefield has also been accused of).  It’s an accusation not just of messing up or not knowing what you’re doing, but deliberately falsifying results.  It can destroy careers.  Deer has done an incredible thorough job of exposing just how awful Wakefield’s work was ... how fraudulent.  This isn’t your run-of-the-mill “debunking”, which might consist of quoting obscure contrary studies, eliding published research and citing thirty-year old data.  This is a systematic destruction of the supposed research.

I have to think that criminal charges or civil suits will emerge at some point.  This wasn’t some study on the health effects of oat fiber or something.  Children died because of Wakefield’s study and the anti-vax movement it spawned.

It’s also time for our politicians to stop shilly-shallying on this issue.  During Campaign 2008, both McCain and Obama waffled on the vaccine-autism issue.  The Administration needs to come out swinging and make it abundantly clear that they stand with the science ... they stand with vaccination.

Just to post it again, here’s Penn and Teller in an NSFW episode of Bullshit!.


Posted by Hal_10000 on 01/05/11 at 10:32 PM in Science and Technology  • (0) TrackbacksPermalink

Friday, December 24, 2010

The Latest on Polar Bears

It may surprise you, given my acceptance of AGW science, but I actually agree with this decision:

The Obama administration is sticking with a George W. Bush-era decision to deny polar bears endangered species status.

In a court filing Wednesday, the Fish and Wildlife Service defended the previous administration’s decision to give the polar bear the less-protective “threatened” species designation, a move that will frustrate environmentalists who hoped for stronger protections under the Endangered Species Act.

FWS Director Rowan Gould said the 2008 “threatened” listing was made “following careful analysis of the best scientific information, as required by the ESA.”

The reason this decision is justified is because the danger to polar bears from ice melt is, at this stage, theoretical.  The polar bear population is stable and, as Lomborg has pointed out, the greatest menace the polar bears face right now is hunting, not glacier melt.  It’s also not clear that polar bears won’t adapt to rising temperatures.  And it’s even more unclear that we could do anything about it, even if global warming were endangering the polar bears.  Even if we stopped all CO2 emissions today, glacier melt would go on for another fifty years.

As the politico article notes, the real motive here was to try to regulate greenhouse gases through the backdoor via the Endangered Species Act.  That’s precisely the sort of sneaky approach that needs to be avoided.  Good for the Obama Administration on this.  It will further enrage the Democrat base (said base still not happy with a massive healthcare expansion, financial regulation, Stimulus IV, DADT repeal and START) but it’s the right thing.

Posted by Hal_10000 on 12/24/10 at 07:43 AM in Science and Technology  • (0) TrackbacksPermalink

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

And the collectivists keep marching on..

Even congress in this lame duck session from hell, where the bills being passed aren’t being passed to help the American people, but a desperate act to boost the sagging poll numbers of a deadbeat, compeltely out of his water, buffoon pretending to be the POTUS, they refused to touch the clearly misguided government takeover of the internet effort masquerading as the “Net Neutrality” effort. Guess what this reall is about? No, don’t. Here is John Fund at the WSJ pointing out that it is the usual collectivists using class warfare as the excuse du jour to grab control of the internet. In this case they had to bypass the congress and have the executive directly steal the show because even Pelosi & Reid know this is not what the American people want.

The Federal Communications Commission’s new “net neutrality” rules, passed on a partisan 3-2 vote yesterday, represent a huge win for a slick lobbying campaign run by liberal activist groups and foundations. The losers are likely to be consumers who will see innovation and investment chilled by regulations that treat the Internet like a public utility.

There’s little evidence the public is demanding these rules, which purport to stop the non-problem of phone and cable companies blocking access to websites and interfering with Internet traffic. Over 300 House and Senate members have signed a letter opposing FCC Internet regulation, and there will undoubtedly be even less support in the next Congress.

Yet President Obama, long an ardent backer of net neutrality, is ignoring both Congress and adverse court rulings, especially by a federal appeals court in April that the agency doesn’t have the power to enforce net neutrality. He is seeking to impose his will on the Internet through the executive branch. FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski, a former law school friend of Mr. Obama, has worked closely with the White House on the issue. Official visitor logs show he’s had at least 11 personal meetings with the president.

The net neutrality vision for government regulation of the Internet began with the work of Robert McChesney, a University of Illinois communications professor who founded the liberal lobby Free Press in 2002. Mr. McChesney’s agenda? “At the moment, the battle over network neutrality is not to completely eliminate the telephone and cable companies,” he told the website SocialistProject in 2009. “But the ultimate goal is to get rid of the media capitalists in the phone and cable companies and to divest them from control.”

A year earlier, Mr. McChesney wrote in the Marxist journal Monthly Review that “any serious effort to reform the media system would have to necessarily be part of a revolutionary program to overthrow the capitalist system itself.” Mr. McChesney told me in an interview that some of his comments have been “taken out of context.” He acknowledged that he is a socialist and said he was “hesitant to say I’m not a Marxist.”

For a man with such radical views, Mr. McChesney and his Free Press group have had astonishing influence. Mr. Genachowski’s press secretary at the FCC, Jen Howard, used to handle media relations at Free Press. The FCC’s chief diversity officer, Mark Lloyd, co-authored a Free Press report calling for regulation of political talk radio.

Get that? Obama puts a well know commie in charge of this thing, and then he and his bunch of crooks bypasses congress. Think this will end up with the feds also regulating not just the how, but the “WHAT”? And have no doubt that the ultimate agenda here is control of the “What” that’s on the internet. And that’s just the start. The end goal is for government to control the message.

The internet has been the most horrible thing to happen to the big power government types since they thought they had won when they had destroyed religion, took over education and the courts, and controlled the media talking heads. All their pro-collectivist propaganda is useless when you can get on the internet and find proof of how f-ed up this stuff really is. I hope the 112th immediately puts the kibosh on this idiotic coup that completely went around the constitution to steal people’s freedoms under the guise of making Netflix downloads cheaper for the average moron that wouldn’t have a clue he was being abused by his own government.

Don’t panic or be surprised when the FCC suddenly demands blogs like this very one need to clear their existence with them, and thus get an anual license to exist. “Say the wrong thing, lose the license” then being the obvious agenda.

Posted by AlexinCT on 12/22/10 at 11:20 AM in Decline of Western Civilization   Deep Thoughts   Left Wing Idiocy   Science and Technology   The Press Machine  • (0) TrackbacksPermalink

Monday, December 06, 2010

Weird science?

Seems like even the lefty scientists have become fed up with all those promises about how demcorats would honor real science unlike his predecessor. You have to wonder how bad it is now with team Obama in charge when you see stuff like this

While some other constituencies are deserting him, Obama largely still has the support of the scientific community. He is seen as a friend of science, who with his allies in Congress ensured that a generous dollop of stimulus spending was devoted to research.

But scientists mustn’t allow their fondness for this President to constrain their criticism of his administration, if it is justified. The long delay in the scientific integrity policy is worrying, and when it finally appears it must be scrutinised in detail, and criticised loudly if it fails to deliver the goods.

I have no clue why scientists would ever believe that collectivists really cared about real science of any kind. Do they not remember the way old communist doctrine affected Soviet scientists and science? Why do they think the progressives are going to be any better or different? Sure, these leftists get all defensive of science, demanding real science be given free reign, every time some one points out science might need some limits, so we can avoid Dr. Frankenstein or some such nonsense, but do you really think people that think the end justifies the means wouldn’t politicize science? I am surprised that these are the few instances where it has been so blatant that it was unavoidable. Maybe its still about the money. Pfeh.

Posted by AlexinCT on 12/06/10 at 02:01 PM in Fun and Humor   Left Wing Idiocy   Science and Technology  • (0) TrackbacksPermalink
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