‘Gay Marriage’ Study–Fake, Fake, Fake

Not that this should come as any kind of surprise to anybody, but a major “scientific” study supporting same-sex “marriage” has been retracted by its author… because it has turned out to be a fraud ( http://www.politico.com/story/2015/05/science-retraction-gay-marriage-views-fake-data-118131.html ).

Is science even science anymore? Do they ever tell the truth? We’ve already seen this in regard to Global Warming–suppressing some data, overemphasizing other data, claiming press releases are “peer-reviewed scientific papers,” suing, bullying, and mobilizing political pressure against critics and dissenters: all justified in the name of the good cause of Saving the Planet.

In the case of the “gay marriage” study, we were asked to believe that Science “proves” that most Americans are gung-ho for it, and anyone can be converted to the cause just by twenty minutes’ worth of conversation with a “gay person.”

Now the alleged researchers have admitted that they faked it. Oops.

Common sense break: If it were true that the American people really do want “gay marriage,” there would immediately be legislation to establish it and we wouldn’t be in the freakin’ Supreme Court waiting for the judges to ram it down our throats. If it’s so popular, bunky, just put it on the ballot!

I was brought up to believe in science.

I don’t anymore.

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I have lived in Metuchen, NJ, all my life. I have been married to my wife Patricia since 1977. I am a former newspaper editor and reporter. I was also the owner-operator of my own small business for several years. I wrote various novels and short stories published during 1980s and 1990s. I am a long-time student of judo and Japanese swordsmanship (kenjutsu). I also play chess, basketball, and military and sports simulations. View all posts by leeduigon

39 responses to “‘Gay Marriage’ Study–Fake, Fake, Fake

  • Georgia

    I’m surprised they haven’t come up with the “scientific proof” that only gay marriage will save us from global warming

  • Erlene Talbott

    That could be next, Georgia,
    I was brought up to believe in science, too, Lee, but I mean real science, not this pseudo science we have been plagued with these days. Real science agrees with the Bible, this other stuff is just junk.

  • UnKnowable

    Samuel Clemens once stated that there were three types of mendacity, lies, damned lies and statistics. If someone commissions a study they have to be rigorously honest with themselves, or they can easily chase their preconceptions down a rabbit hole of untruth. I admire the fact that Professor Green has seen fit to publish a retraction. Such integrity is refreshing.

    As I write this, I am watching a physics documentary. While it is interesting, I find it astounding how readily tenuous theories come to be treated as fact. Over and over, someone posits an imaginative theory and then builds upon it, weaving a narrative which is detailed and intricate. The viewer can easily lose track of the fact that this is a mere theory and accept the narrative as fact.

    However, if one retains their perspective, it soon becomes apparent that much of this is simply creative story telling. Just a moment ago, they told the tail of a Kuiper Belt Object which was involved in a collision and two moons were produced. In the next second the yarn-spinner calmly stated that they were still looking for those moons. In other words, a story was created which proposed that two moons were created and now they are certain that these moons exist, even though they can’t find the moons. Perhaps they find perturbations in its motion which suggest the presence of moons, but the graphics show these proposed moons in some detail.

    My point here is not whether or not. 2003 EL61 has two moons or not but the slight of hand which which juxtaposes established fact with theory. Comments from various scientists are woven together into a narrative and elaborate graphics created, bu tin the final analysis it’s just a theory and could be discarded as quickly as it was posited.

    Lies, damned lies and statistics. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • leeduigon

      Lies, damned lies, and statistics–and crapola.
      Betcha I could go out tomorrow and do a poll that would prove “most Americans” support setting up wildlife preserves for dinosaurs.

    • leeduigon

      Oh, and don’t forget “String Theory”! Not an iota of evidence for it, but never mind. It can be invoked as a reason to believe in Global Warming.

      • UnKnowable

        That’s a perfect example. String theory is, at best, a theory. Even some within the scientific community would argue that it is merely a philosophy, because it is eternally unprovable. It is an interesting notion, but far from established fact. Basing policy decisions on such a theory is hardly prudent.

  • Linda Sorci

    Joe Collidge must’ve read this article because I heard he asked his perfesser to explane how, if the string theery isn’t tru then how did we get string cheez?

  • Linda Sorci

    This is apparently the new fashion trend being perpetrated upon society:

    http://endoftheamericandream.com/archives/a-hot-new-fashion-trend-has-men-dressing-in-skirts-dresses-and-8-inch-heels

    It seems, according to the article, men have been deprived – until now – of a variety of options in their apparel. Well, fret not, men. Apparently your answer has arrived.

    For pity’s sake!

    • leeduigon

      Looks like a bunch of sissies to me.

      • Linda Sorci

        The more I thought about this new fad, the more I wondered if they’re not on to something here. If every one of the pronoun-sensitive people could wear pronoun-announcing attire, it would help the rest of us in not using wrong pronouns!

        • UnKnowable

          Do you ever get the feeling that one night you went to bed as usual and woke up on a different planet? ๐Ÿ™‚

          • Linda Sorci

            That seems to be happening more and more these days. Soon there won’t be much left that we recognize. In fact, I was just saying that to The Lord tonight in the context of how ancients would have had no idea that we wouldn’t have known or understood some of their ways, customs, idioms as we try to relate to those things when studying Scripture. And I realized that it would be even more difficult because of how quickly and drastically the world changed in just this last hundred years – from horse drawn carriages to space.

          • UnKnowable

            The rate of change seems to be accelerating, as well. My old home town is unrecognizable from just a few years ago. There’s social change, economic change and the entertainment world seems to be leading the charge. Fads are everywhere and lots of belief systems, such as the flat earth phenomena. I attribute it to the last days, but whatever the reason, it seems to be gathering momentum.

          • Linda Sorci

            You mean the earth isn’t flat? Now you tell me. ๐Ÿ™‚

          • UnKnowable

            You should hear some of the arguments they put forth to make their point. It’s bizarre.

          • Linda Sorci

            I’ve heard some of them. Sometimes I wonder . . . it seems people want to believe in something so badly they will make that square peg fit into that round hole if they have to whittle it in. Human nature can be strange, for sure.

          • UnKnowable

            I watched someone fall into that belief a while back. It was amazing to see this person choose delusion over reality.

  • UnKnowable

    I think I’ll remain behind the times with regard to this fashion trend.

    I went to an event where a lot of men were wearing skirts, a while back. It was a Scottish festival complete with caber tossing and other feats of strength. I wonder how many 8″ heels they’d sell at that event. My guess is zero. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Linda Sorci

      There’s something quite different between a ‘skirt’ and a ‘kilt’ – at least in my mind. And I love to see a Scottish parade, complete with kilts and bagpipes.

      The snowflakes pictured within the article sure don’t look like Scots in kilts ๐Ÿ™‚

      • UnKnowable

        I think that if those guys met some real Scots they’d beat a hasty retreat. Those guys that tossed the caber had upper arms bigger than most men’s thighs.

        • Linda Sorci

          Indeed! ๐Ÿ™‚

          • UnKnowable

            I’m 5′ 11″ and 220# and I felt pretty small around those guys.

          • Linda Sorci

            I think it’s safe to say that you could probably hold your own if necessary. I’m 5′ 2″ and about 115# with not much strength and skinny arms lol, but my Marine is a big guy – 6′ 1″ and about 260# so I don’t worry about my size ๐Ÿ™‚

  • UnKnowable

    Some of those Scots were massive. I could think of all sorts of Kilt jokes, but didn’t think it prudent to tell any of them when those guys were around. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • UnKnowable

      I ran across that story earlier today. It would appear that Francis’ birds are coming home to roost. How long will it be before the Faithful lose confidence in their leader?

      • Linda Sorci

        From other reports I’ve read, many are unhappy with much of what Francis has been doing and saying. As someone who was raised Catholic (although I left many years ago), I’m astonished at some of the things now going on. I have family members who remain in the Church and even they are somewhat befuddled.

    • leeduigon

      And I thought Lord Reesh was bad…

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