Monday, August 20, 2007

Deconstructing "An Inconvenient Truth"

If the Democrats regain power in 2008, they will enact a plethora of policies to stifle the American economy. The Democrats will definitely be on board with the doltish science propagated by Al Gore. I recommend everyone read this article by Mary Ellen Gilder, the daughter of noted technologist and FORBES newsletter partner George Gilder. She did a balanced research on the film, "An Incovenient Truth" and she shows the egregious distortions and falsehoods of Al Gore's movie.

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In Guilder's essay she writes

However, Michael Crichton (best known for his novels but also a graduate of Harvard Medical School and a former postdoctoral fellow at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies) warned his audience of the dangers of "consensus science" in a 2003 speech,

"Historically, the claim of consensus has been the first refuge of scoundrels; it is a way to avoid debate by claiming that the matter is already settled. Whenever you hear the consensus of scientists agrees on something or other, reach for your wallet, because you're being had.

"Let's be clear: the work of science has nothing whatever to do with consensus.

"Consensus is the business of politics. Science, on the contrary, requires only one investigator who happens to be right, which means that he or she has results that are verifiable by reference to the real world. In science consensus is irrelevant. What is relevant is reproducible results. The greatest scientists in history are great precisely because they broke with the consensus."

Michael Crichton is the author of "Jurassic Park", and his latest novel, "State of Fear" shows how absurd the Global Warming myth is. It is a must read.

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