Tag: Scientific discovery and not science consensus wins the day


Who would have think that a tyrannical asshole like Nye would fall this low? Well, I did. These supposed scientists, like Nye and DeGrasse-Tyson, are nothing but left wing shills with delusions of grandeur.

Leading climate activists are warning moviegoers to shun the May 2nd nationwide one-day theater screening of “Climate Hustle,” a new film debunking climate alarmism and its big government solutions.

Bill Nye (not a real “science guy,” FYI), who entertains the idea of throwing climate skeptics in the slammer, warned the film’s producer, Climate Depot publisher Marc Morano, that “Climate Hustle’s” content endangers not just the nation, but also the world:

“I think it will expose your point of view as very much in the minority and very much not in our national interest and the world’s interest.”

U.N. Climate Scientist Michael Oppenheimer has, likewise, condemned the film – without even viewing it – for daring to dispute climate alarmism. “Marc is a propagandist,” the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change scientist cautions viewers.

Yeah, think hard on that. If you really believe the stuff you are peddling is science, you wouldn’t be this worried about contrary opinion. If you are peddling bullshit, having others point that out however will be detrimental. Basically a shorter Bill Nye is “drink our koolaid, and don’t let the facts get in the way”.

I am gonna buy a dozen tickets to this movie.

This is gonna piss off the proles

I am not stupid enough to believe that I need to find me a radioactive spider so I can become a webslinger, but I always felt some people, and in particular those with an agenda, exaggerated the risk of radiation. After all, radiation is everywhere. Sure Earth is blessed with a magnetic system that shields us from the brunt of the ugly stuff the sun throws at us, but the entire cosmos is about radiation, and a lot of it is not in the visible spectrum and considered to be quite harmful.

The fact of the matter is that radiation is with us at all time. Most people don’t know it, but the Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Storage site was torpedoed by some devious and evil scumbags that demanded the radiation from the site be below the natural radiation occurring from the granite bed rock that was going to provide the ecological stability for the site. Yes, the earth produces radiation naturally, and we are exposed to it. I remember reading, a long time ago I admit, that many scientists believe radiation played a critical role in creating the complex organic molecules that produced life. And while the common belief is that radiation is so evil that after a nuclear war only roaches would inherit the earth, I always pointed out that since we had no reliable and measurable experience here – the effects of radiation in Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and even the Nevada dessert where they tested nukes, seem to have really been exaggerated IMO – this was all conjecture.

Well, it looks like Chernobyl is now causing people to rethink radiation as well. Like with all things, what kills you isn’t that you are exposed to it, but how much of it you are exposed to. As I have already pointed out when having discussions about one topic or another around pollution, quantity is king. Shit, even too much water, a substance that is absolutely necessary for life as we know it, kills you! I remember some moron at work telling me all the men in Boston would soon grow boobs because some stupid Boston Globe article had pointed out all the water in Boston was contaminated with female hormones. I dug and found out that while they had found this contamination, it was like 3 particles per billion, meaning that someone would need to drink the equivalent of 3 lifetimes worth of water consumption for the average human to end up with the equivalent of a single hormone treatment dose. No dudes with tits there, man.

We know a lot less than we think we do, and we are learning that fact every day that science makes a new potential discovery like this one. Now beware of the Chernobyl man. I hear Khan came from something like that! Just kidding. He was the product of experimentation after the NHS doctors went on strike because of low pay and insane work hours demanded by penny pinching government bureaucrats that think doctors should earn the same amount of money as turd polishers do (all labor is worth the same!).

A story for those that believe the “Science is settled” or “Scientific consensus” nonsense

So in the age where some claim science knows it all, comes another story of how much we really still don’t know. Here is the entire article, because it bears reading:

Over the past whole year, there’s been a lot of excitement about the electromagnetic propulsion drive, also known as EM Drive – a logically impossible engine that’s challenged almost everyone’s prospects by continuing to stand up to experimental study. The EM drive is so thrilling because it yields enormous amounts of propulsion that could hypothetically blast us to Mars in only 70 days, without the need for dense and costly rocket fuel. Instead, it’s actually propelled forward by microwaves bouncing back and forth inside a sealed off chamber, and this is what makes the EM drive so powerful, and at the same time so debatable.

As effective as this kind of propulsion may sound, it challenges one of the essential concepts of physics – the conservation of momentum, which states that for anything to be propelled forward, some kind of propellant must be pushed out in the opposite direction. For that reason, the drive was generally laughed at and overlooked when it was designed by English scientist Roger Shawyer in the early 2000s. But a few years later, a group of Chinese researchers decided to construct their own version, and to everyone’s amazement, it really worked. Then an American inventor did the something just like that, and convinced NASA’s Eagleworks Laboratories, supervised by Harold ‘Sonny’ White, to give it a try. And they admitted that it actually works. Now Martin Tajmar, a well-known professor and chairman for Space Systems at Dresden University of Technology in Germany, has worked with his own EM Drive, and has once again revealed that it produces thrust – although for reasons he can’t clarify yet.

Tajmar offered his outcomes at the 2015 American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics’ Propulsion and Energy Forum and Exposition in Florida on 27th of July, and you can read his entire paper here. He has a long history of experimentally testing (and exposing) revolutionary propulsion systems, so his outcomes are a big deal for those looking for outside confirmation of the EM Drive.

Most importantly, his system produced a parallel amount of thrust as was initially forecast by Shawyer, which is more than a few thousand times greater than a typical photon rocket.

So where does all of this leave us with the EM Drive? While it’s fun to speculate about just how revolutionary it could be for humanity, what we really need now are results published in a peer-reviewed journal – which is something that Shawyer claims he is just a few months away from doing, as David Hambling reports for Wired.

So it might turn out that we need to modify some of our laws of physics in order to clarify how the drive actually works. But if that opens up the opportunity of human travel throughout the entire Solar System – and, more significantly, beyond – then it’s a sacrifice we’re certainly willing to make.

Emphasis mine. There are many out there that claim that the laws of physics are well known and defined but as this article clearly illustrates – and believe me, there are countless other examples like this out there that you never hear about – we have still got a ton of crap that we not only don’t understand, but more importantly, think we understand, yet actually may be or are, totally wrong about.

Nothing is settled. Anyone that tells you that is a fucking moron and dangerous. Our working knowledge of the universe is in its infancy. Even basic things we take for granted might be incorrect as this article shows. And the universe is far more complex than most people can even imagine. Remember that the next time some moron with a poli-sci, failed theology, or gender studies degree tells you that we have scientific consensus or that the science is settled so they can push a political agenda. And yes, corporate bias could taint science, but nothing taints it as bad as government driven bias.

Religious fanatic wants to punish heretics.

I had to laugh at this idiotic and dangerous article by another one of the SJW morons that form the AGW priesthood. If you were to just read this stupid article, you might come away thinking that the idiot that wrote it, Michael E. Kraft, somehow has a scientist background, and thus, is to be taken seriously and even believed. This retard sure makes a call to authority with his demand that anyone not willing to just suck the cock of members of the AGW priesthood should be punished by the authorities, because “Scientific Consensus”!

I tried googling the guy, and while most of the links when followed through come up dead, I was absolutely not surprised to find out that the guy has no real scientific background to speak off: his supposed field of expertise is a fucking political science! Color me unsurprised, but to me political science ranks right up there with Astrology in scientific rigor or scientific depth, and given a choice between the two, I would rank Astrology as the more scientific of the two on the simple notion that political science is nothing but the refuge of old time collectivist douchebags and people that feel instead of reason.

People should also not be surprised that when you dig deep you find that the bulk of the supposed members of the “scientific community” that sign up to the beliefs of the AGW cult, and those that defend it the most vehemently and make demands like this one that the heretics be punished for their lack of faith, tend to be the members of the breadth of idiotic faiths that have added the terme science to what amounts to a refuge for collectivist twits and grievance mongers (it is an insult and something that detracts from other fields of study that actually amount to real disciplines to call these fucking duplicitous and garbage hangouts for the collectivist and grudge carrying dregs of society that have appropriated the term “science”).

While they are smart enough to never do so in public, and definitely not in the academic community, members of the real scientific disciplines – physics, chemistry, mathematics, biology, and the hard engineering disciplines (sorry social engineering) – laugh at those that belong those other jokes that have appropriated the word science to lend credence to the idiotic cargo cults, and they do so for a good reason. If you fall under the umbrella of “social” or “soft” science, you are part of a group of idiots that believes in and engages in practices that are anything but following rigorous scientific principles and/or methods. If you dare to point this out however, these fucking idiots will use the political correctness machine, by appealing to authority and resorting to the most mean spirited and despicable tactics you can imagine to destroy you. Which is exactly what Kraft is doing in this article.

When you have no real scientific claim to make a stand on, but you have a politically driven agenda you want to push, you are a faith. That’s also when you demand the heretics be punished for daring to defy your “scientific consensus”, a term that absolutely clarifies you are engaged in something wholly unscientific. Fuck the lot of you.

It was settled, except maybe not…

The cultists love to tell us about how the melting of the polar caps, but especially the Antarctic Glacier, validates their cult’s premise that man’s doing this, and not nature. I watched an episode of the heavily politically motivated Cosmos TV show just a week or two ago where they pushed their global warming agenda hard, playing fast and loose with the facts, and never mentioning as alternative energy to fossil fuels the only technology man has today that can meet the existing and future demands: nuclear. They acted as if solar and wind would just do the job when the fact is that both technologies are marginal at best. The whole thing soured me on the show which compared to the Cosmos of Carl Sagan feels so dumbed down its almost cartoonish anyway. But back to the Antarctic and the recent revelation – I am sure the cultists will claim done by people paid by big oil/gas – that nature again was trumping man. From a Daily Caller article discussing these findings we get that:

Researchers from the UTA’s Institute for Geophysics found that the Thwaites Glacier in western Antarctica is being eroded by the ocean as well as geothermal heat from magma and subaerial volcanoes. Thwaites is considered a key glacier for understanding future sea level rise.

UTA researchers used radar techniques to map water flows under ice sheets and estimate the rate of ice melt in the glacier. As it turns out, geothermal heat from magma and volcanoes under the glacier is much hotter and covers a much wider area than was previously thought.

“Geothermal flux is one of the most dynamically critical ice sheet boundary conditions but is extremely difficult to constrain at the scale required to understand and predict the behavior of rapidly changing glaciers,” UTA researchers wrote in their study, which was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

My point remains the same: these cultists selling us their Mayan Calendar doomsday Waterworld-is-a-coming scenario don’t know as much as they claim they do. Not even close. But they are really desperate to have us buy their shit, as soon as possible, so they can take away our freedoms and convince us to move back into caves, all while their elites have carbon footprints that match a small city. I think the cultists need to call a pow-wow to figure out how they can come up with some excuse that allows man to be blamed for this geothermal activity too, so they can keep selling the more Marxism-fascism solution that always is the end goal. The thing is people are wising up in record numbers. Maybe we should be taking a look at tapping that geothermal energy, along with more nuclear energy, but I doubt the watermelon want either of that. Doesn’t help the cause or enrich those connected to them like selling the woefully underperforming solar and wind seem to do.

Cultist caught lying & manipulating science they don’t like – again

Earlier this week I read about how one of the more renown former proponents of the AGW-mageddon preached by the cultist was rail-roaded for no longer being a true believer, but didn’t write about it because it would be more of the same behavior you see the AGW cultists exhibit whenever someone leaves their plantation. However, as another revelation related to Lenart Bengtsson and research he and some colleagues that feel science should rule over collectivist agenda, has come out, I feel this is writing about. At issue is the suppression of a research report that disagreed with the doom & gloom bullshit the cultists rely on to sell more collectivism.

Sure you can focus on the AGW predictions angle, but I saw something else, far more important, in the story. A little bit of background:

Research which heaped doubt on the rate of global warming was deliberately suppressed by scientists because it was “less than helpful” to their cause, it was claimed last night.

In an echo of the infamous “Climategate” scandal at the University of East Anglia, one of the world’s top academic journals rejected the work of five experts after a reviewer privately denounced it as “harmful”.

Reporting facts, and more importantly, the fact that the AGW cultists are incapable of anything scientific considering the principle clearly states that when you predict something and it doesn’t happen you are wrong, apparently is a harmful thing to the cause. And the cause can be interpreted as two things, neither of which has anything to do with science or actually doing anything to prevent the climate Armageddon predicted by the watermelons. The harm here is being done to the agenda, which has, and will always be, collectivist power expansion and control of the masses. Whatever “crisis du jour” the watermelons try to sell people to foist their agenda on us, the solution always is more taxes, bigger & more powerful nanny state, less freedom of any kind for the people, and the notion that those that deny them this desire are motivated by ill will.

Consensus science, is junk science. A scientific process that relies on a peer review system where the connected decide something “damaging” to the cause, and then a cause that’s ideological and political and not scientific, isn’t the sort of science they want, is also junk science. AGW science is junk science. Period. This shit can’t die a quick enough death for me, so we can turn to Ocean Acidification and that attempt to further damage scientific credibility. Collectivism sucks.

They got this wrong…

Some scientists are claiming that they have found the most massive entity in the universe. From the article:

The galaxy known prosaically as M87 doesn’t look like much. Unlike beautiful spiral galaxies (including the Milky Way), M87 appears as an orangish blob of stars through telescopes. Its only noticeable feature is the long streamer of gas emanating from the galactic center.

The source of that jet is far from prosaic, however: It’s a black hole 6.6 billion times the mass of the Sun. No other known object is as massive—this black hole by itself outweighs entire star clusters and small galaxies. Even compared to other huge black holes, such as the one at the heart of the Milky Way, the monster of M87 is immense.

These idiots got it wrong. The most massive entity in the universe is Obama’s ego. I could joke about how he is married to a black ho or that she is the first wookee, but not gonna go there. Or did I already do that? Anyway, these guys have no clue what they are talking about. Obama’s ego wins hands down.


Svenmark’s cosmic ray theory now proven?

At least that’s what a group of Danish researchers suggest after they conducted experiments to determine that the theorem holds true. From the article:

Back in 1996 Danish physicists suggested that cosmic rays, energetic particles from space, are important in the formation of clouds. Since then, experiments in Copenhagen and elsewhere have demonstrated that cosmic rays actually help small clusters of molecules to form. But the cosmic-ray/cloud hypothesis seemed to run into a problem when numerical simulations of the prevailing chemical theory pointed to a failure of growth.

Fortunately the chemical theory could also be tested experimentally, as was done with SKY2, the chamber of which holds 8 cubic metres of air and traces of other gases. One series of experiments confirmed the unfavourable prediction that the new clusters would fail to grow sufficiently to be influential for clouds. But another series of experiments, using ionizing rays, gave a very different result, as can be seen in the accompanying figure.

The reactions going on in the air over our heads mostly involve commonplace molecules. During daylight hours, ultraviolet rays from the Sun encourage sulphur dioxide to react with ozone and water vapour to make sulphuric acid. The clusters of interest for cloud formation consist mainly of sulphuric acid and water molecules clumped together in very large numbers and they grow with the aid of other molecules.

Atmospheric chemists have assumed that when the clusters have gathered up the day’s yield, they stop growing, and only a small fraction can become large enough to be meteorologically relevant. Yet in the SKY2 experiment, with natural cosmic rays and gamma-rays keeping the air in the chamber ionized, no such interruption occurs. This result suggests that another chemical process seems to be supplying the extra molecules needed to keep the clusters growing.

“The result boosts our theory that cosmic rays coming from the Galaxy are directly involved in the Earth’s weather and climate,” says Henrik Svensmark, lead author of the new report. “In experiments over many years, we have shown that ionizing rays help to form small molecular clusters. Critics have argued that the clusters cannot grow large enough to affect cloud formation significantly. But our current research, of which the reported SKY2 experiment forms just one part, contradicts their conventional view. Now we want to close in on the details of the unexpected chemistry occurring in the air, at the end of the long journey that brought the cosmic rays here from exploded stars.”

You can download or read the actual underlying paper right here in pdf format. Oh, shit! Do you mean to tell me that yet another natural occurring phenomenon that the AGW cultists ignored, downplayed, or pretended didn’t matter actually has a significant impact? We have learned yet another important fact, one that should make it clear that we still do not completely understand this process and those that claimed the science was settled are full of shit.

The only thing that is really settled is that climate science has a long way to go before it gets this complex system right. The natural phenomenon involved are not just complex, there are so many of them that we barely know what they are, let alone how they interact. Pretending man suddenly is the sole agent to influence such a complex system, one where such huge energies and numbers occur naturally, is an act of stupidity and desperation. Anyone claiming anything else is full of shit. A lot of someones owe Henrik some serious appologies. Ain’t science and the scientific method grand?

As cardinals elect new pope, phyiscists find God particle.

As the usual suspects are all atwitter with the news of a new pope and his extracurricular activities, some might miss the news that science has taken yet another step in understanding the super complex mysteries of the universe with the belief that they have actually found the Higgs boson, or God particle in layman’s terms:

GENEVA – The search is all but over for a subatomic particle that is a crucial building block of the universe. Physicists announced Thursday they believe they have discovered the subatomic particle predicted nearly a half-century ago, which will go a long way toward explaining what gives electrons and all matter in the universe size and shape.

The elusive particle, called a Higgs boson, was predicted in 1964 to help fill in our understanding of the creation of the universe, which many theorize occurred in a massive explosion known as the Big Bang. The particle was named for Peter Higgs, one of the physicists who proposed its existence, but it later became popularly known as the “God particle.”

The discovery would be a strong contender for the Nobel Prize. Last July, scientists at the European Organization for Nuclear Research, or CERN, announced finding a particle they described as Higgs-like, but they stopped short of saying conclusively that it was the same particle or was some version of it.

Scientists have now finished going through the entire set of data. “The preliminary results with the full 2012 data set are magnificent and to me it is clear that we are dealing with a Higgs boson, though we still have a long way to go to know what kind of Higgs boson it is,” said Joe Incandela, a physicist who heads one of the two main teams at CERN, each involving several thousand scientists.

Whether or not it is a Higgs boson is demonstrated by how it interacts with other particles and its quantum properties, CERN said in the statement. After checking, scientists said the data “strongly indicates that it is a Higgs boson.” The results were announced in a statement by the Geneva-based CERN and released at a physics conference in the Italian Alps.

And they did it without blowing up the planet or the universe as some predicted! What does this mean? Well, who knows? It is an important discovery because it for now validates a lot of the scientific theories while discrediting others. It will lead to a whole lot of new theoretical discussions, where some will be right, some wrong, and some will be found either right or wrong after having been the opposite for a long time. That’s how science works. Especially with the stuff we cannot observe directly or are piss poor at predicting. I thank the powers that be that this isn’t one of those consensus science items, because there is about as much science in consensus science as there is truth in a blatant lie.

Interesting times. I wonder when this will finally lead to antigravity devices and space warping so we can travel faster than light. We need to go colonize us some planets before someone else colonizes us. Despite all the Hollywood movies where invaders get repelled when they come to earth, reality is we would be their bitches. And they are not going to be benevolent and nice about it. Nobody will waste time and effort to just go say hi to their neighbors. That shit flies in the face of nature’s most important laws of natural selection and survival of the fittest. It’s going to be about resources and living space, not making nice.