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Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Why So Many People Still Believe In Man-Made Global Warming

Most of the public never hear the other side of the story.  Mainstream, liberal-progressive media suppress countervailing data to facilitate climatology’s Nazi-style Big Lie.

As has been noted many times, if global-warming claques were real scientists, they would welcome all data and any debate, because that is the only way to arrive at the truth.  Instead, they foment climate hysteria to extort more taxpayers’ dollars to fund their research grants.

Voices of dissent drowned out by climate change scientists

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Research that questioned the accuracy of computer models used to predict global warming was “censored” by climate scientists, it was alleged yesterday. One academic reviewer said that a section should not be published because it “would lead to unnecessary confusion in the climate science community”. Another wrote: “This entire discussion has to disappear.”—Ben Webster, The Times, 8 July 2014

CLIMATE MODELS CONFOUNDED AS ANTARCTIC SEA ICE HITS NEW RECORD HIGH

Revealed: How environmentalists were allowed to draft Obama’s White House energy policy

Philosophical Assessment Of Darwinism

At First Things, Columnist Stephen Webb Gives Intelligent-Design Critic Stephen Meredith an Education


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“Darwin, like all moderns, believed that matter was something particular, that matter is composed of small bits of stuff called atoms, and thus it can be pushed from behind, as it were, without being pulled from beyond, by form. His theory of the struggle for survival is a direct result of this isolation of secondary causation. Nature is all pushing and shoving, with no direction or goal. Causation for Darwin becomes a perverse kind of vitalism where violence and chance are the chief manifestations of life.” 

Hence the assertion of Thomas Huxley in Darwin’s day that there is no such thing as sin; there is only nature’s blind struggle for survival.  Hence Karl Marx’s contemporaneous embrace of Darwinism as supporting the inevitable workers’ revolutionary overthrow of individualistic society and its replacement by the collectivistic, communistic political state.

While the referenced article does not mention it, as even Darwinian microbiologists admit, almost all random mutations in DNA or RNA produce harmful effects rather than beneficial improvements.  Thus the likelihood of random mutations cumulatively, over millions of years, producing all observed phyla, genera, and species from a single original living cell is on the order the ratio of the number one to the estimated number of atoms in the entire universe.

The problem for Darwinians is that the odds are vanishingly small for purposeful, directed information with the complexity of DNA and RNA to have arisen by chance.

What seems to be the reality is that purposeful, directed information in the form of DNA, RNA and other cellular components is the real driver of the forms and characteristics of living organisms.  Random mutations are not purposeful, directed information that could control the maturation of a cell or of the organism in which it resides.  To understand the difference, think of a computer’s operating system, a complex system, but nowhere near as complex as ordinary chains of DNA and RNA in a living cell.  Randomly introducing bits of computer code into a computer operating system will not then, or over time, improve the operating system; doing so will most likely stop the operating system from functioning.

They Would Be The Gods Of Creation

Darwinian evolutionists dismiss the existence of God, the Creator of the universe.  They presume to that role themselves.

Monday, July 07, 2014

No Amount Of Evidence Will Convince Them

True believers in the right of secular socialists to regulate everything would stoutly maintain that global warming was at hand, even in the midst of a new ice age.

It’s politics, not science, driving climate mania

Disappointment For Climate-Change Believers

Government Data Show U.S. in Decade-Long Cooling

Saturday, July 05, 2014

Darwinian Evolution: You Still Can’t Get Here From There

No Blind Watchmaker Created the RNA World

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Reconsidering Ethanol

Even some environmentalists are beginning to acknowledge that, with respect to “green” fuels, there is no free lunch.  Damaging collateral effects of ethanol production, it’s now clear, outweigh the touted benefits.  Other “green” fuels remain uneconomic.

It’s Final—Corn Ethanol Is Of No Use

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

More Liberal-Progressive Thought Control

Social scientists too often today are identified with suppression of traditional scientific pursuit of truth via unconstrained consideration of all evidence. Some have become, instead, political propagandists for Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s unfounded theories of human nature and of Karl Marx’s philosophy of materialistic determinism. 

This is hardly surprising, given the origin of the concept of social sciences by the French Encyclopedists in the period leading into the 1789 French Revolution, out of which came the materialistic religion of socialism.

For an account that illustrates the close-mindedness of today’s so-called social scientists, read Welcome to the Jungle.

Monday, April 07, 2014

Big Brother At Work

In liberal-progressivism’s PC world, free speech, common sense, and original constitutionalism must be hunted down and exterminated.

The real cost of Climate McCarthyism, apart from big bills, is to free speech

 

Saturday, April 05, 2014

Obama’s Unshakeable Faith In Mythology

The president’s faith in the fantasy of man-made global warming would be charming were it not so savagely destructive. 

That faith drives Obama to destroy the coal mining industry, throwing thousands of people out of work, while championing “green” energy that is far less efficient and vastly more expensive than petroleum and natural gas.  To the extent that Obama’s power-grab pretensions become realized, individuals’ heating and lighting bills will increase substantially, and businesses will have to raise prices to cover increased energy costs.

After 17 years years without global warming, despite endless predictions of doom, one has to wonder whether something other an interest in science is driving the president.

A major motive, revealed by the “climate gate” scandal, is perpetrators’ aspiration to become gods, presuming the power to control the earth’s climate by gaining dictatorial regulatory control over earth’s inhabitants.  No less compelling for the president’s “scientific” cohort is the immense flow of taxpayers’ money with which they enrich themselves.

Fortunately, increasing numbers of real scientists are recognizing that the Emperor Obama is wearing no clothes and that the UN’s IPCC reports are nothing more than campaign speeches for personal glory and political power.  See here, here, here, here, here, and here.