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Consensus? What Consensus?

Hey, 97% of all “scientists” believe in Man-Made Climate Change!

Not.

According to a report in Breitbart News today, at least 485 published scientific papers in 2017 took issue with the Climbit Change crowd, thus undermining the “consensus” (http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/01/10/report-485-scientific-papers-published-in-2017-undermine-supposed-consensus-on-climate-change/).

I don’t know how “consensus” ever got to be a scientific standard. You’d think the history of science shows that whenever you’ve got a consensus, the science stops and ossification sets in.

I’m sorry for all the liberals I’ve offended with that statement.

Anyhow, the report breaks down the 485 published scientific papers into four categories. 1) “Climate change” is caused by natural processes, not by people. 2) The “unprecedented weather events” cited by consensus-mongers are not unprecedented at all, but really quite abundant in history. 3) The computer models used by GW alarmists are all wet. 4) The corrective actions recommended by GW alarmists have been ineffective at best, and sometimes even harmful.

To which we might add:


‘UK Scientists Claim They Can Use Magnets to Erase Belief in God’

Yes, Science is always working for our betterment! And what could be better for us than to be wired up to some kind of machine that will turn us into liberals? Like so–

https://leeduigon.com/2015/10/14/uk-scientists-claim-they-can-use-magnets-to-erase-belief-in-god/

Have you noticed that some people get really, really mad if you speak disrespectfully of Science, and don’t acknowledge it as The Supreme Authority on Everything?


The Age of Dinosaurs: Who’s Telling the Truth?

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Did dinosaurs die out 65 million years ago, or only thousands of years ago?

I’ve been reading up on this today, because I came across a startling claim that Carbon-14 has been found in dinosaur fossils and can be used to date them. C-14, an isotope of carbon, has long been useful and reliable for dating archeological finds. The thing that makes it useful is that C-14 decays into nitrogen at a consistent, predictable rate. The thing that makes it less useful is that after 100,000 years ago or so, tops, there’s no C-14 left to measure.

A site called “newgeology” has a long article about C-14 dating of dinosaur fossils, an article which makes some eye-popping claims (http://newgeology.us/presentation48.html). Let me very briefly discuss three highlights.

One: Creation scientists who found C-14 in eight dinosaur fossils presented a paper to a conference of the Asia Oceania Geosciences Society. This is the right protocol to follow. The paper was at first accepted, but then abruptly deleted from the program without a word to the authors. Because, said the chairman, “There is obviously an error in these data.” An error not even worth discussing.

Two: Creation scientists submitted samples of dinosaur fossils to the Center for Applied Isotope Studies, without revealing what the samples were. After allowing for the usual variations, the lab found the samples to be about 30,000 years old.

But when someone informed them that the items they’d tested and dated were dinosaur specimens, the lab president hit the ceiling. “The scientists at CAIS and I are dismayed by the claims that you and your team have made with respect to the age of the earth and the validity of biological evolution. Consequently, we are no longer able to provide radiocarbon services in support of your anti-science agenda.” Which does not address the issue of whether their testing procedures are all they’re cracked up to be.

Three: A part-time employee studying C-14 in dinosaur fossils at the Biology Dept. at Cal State U. Northlands was swiftly sacked after the department head found out what he was doing. “We are not going to tolerate your religion in this department!” raged the objective scientist. No emotional commitment to atheism here. That was in 2013. In 2016 the–ahem–university paid $400,000 to settle the employee’s wrongful termination lawsuit.

Can I vouch for my source, “newgeology”? No, not really. It’s a creation science website. That does not mean its writers are incapable of any kind of prevarication; nor does it mean that their claims here aren’t true.

I want to believe my fellow Christians, but the Old Earth/Evolution paradigm was so deeply instilled in me, for so long, that it’s hard to break away. And who am I to say that my interpretation of Genesis Chapter 1 is the one and only right interpretation? I’d be laughed out of the room.

At the same time, I confess to a deep distrust of Establishment Science. The Global Warming/Climbit Change Scam has abundantly demonstrated a profound lack of integrity among scientists as a subculture. Anything for politics! Anything for power! High priests of a New World Order! (And those who know me well, will understand that I have to be pretty riled up to use that turn of phrase.) Plus the fact that this subculture is riddled with atheists of the most rabid variety.

The supremely funny thing about it all is that it really doesn’t matter when the dinosaurs died out. And yet this question has been turned into an emotional battleground, with other things at stake that do matter, that matter very much: like whose word has authority, God’s or man’s? Is science divorced from God still science, or just a kind of idol worship? And so on.

I can’t prove that anybody’s telling the truth, and that does trouble me.


My Newswithviews Column, Jan. 4 (‘A Simple Solution to Loneliness’)

Why is it so hard for so many people to understand that “Artificial Intelligence” is not intelligence, but only an imitation of intelligence? I mean, did they think David Frye was really Richard Nixon? But at least David Frye was alive, and doing imitations on purpose. A machine has no conscious purpose.

https://newswithviews.com/a-simple-solution-to-loneliness/

Bring on the chatbots…


‘New York Has Not Become Daytona Beach’ (2015)

Here in New Jersey, adjacent to New York, we are freezing our keesters off. Oh, I know, the bitter cold is caused by Global Warming, by Climbit Change Denial, and Trans-phobia. And it will all go away if we give the government more power over our lives.

https://leeduigon.com/2015/03/06/no-new-york-has-not-become-daytona-beach/


Hi-Tech to the Rescue! No More Loneliness

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In Genesis, God observes that “It is not good for the man to be alone,” so He creates the woman.

Today, this first day of 2018, with Social Media out the wazoo and more communications tools than any people ever had before, we seem to be communicating less than ever–and more and more of us are lonely.

No problem, boys ‘n’ girls! Science has the answer! Well, Science always has the answers.

There’s a new app, whatever an “app” is, called “Replica,” which is “a simple solution to overcoming loneliness” (http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/artificial-intelligence-app-replika-1.4222755). Yessireebob, it’s “an app that promised to provide unwavering companionship,” a “chatbot–” chatbot?–“that is intent–” wrong word: a machine cannot have intentions–“on learning all about you.” That is, it has been programmed to “ask,” not that a machine is really asking anything, certain stereotypical questions of the user and to make certain stereotypical replies.

Well, at least they haven’t programed it to say, “You know something? You disgust me!”

Ah, huzzah, it’s Artificial Intelligence–a lifeless, mindless imitation of human intelligence–come to save us from loneliness! Who needs love? Who needs family? Who needs friendship? Who even needs a blooming hamster? This here machine is all them things and more! And it fits in the palm of your hand!

Never mind it isn’t real.

A goldfish who would trust me enough to take food from my fingers is real–and worth more than all the “apps” in the world.

So you buy this freakin’ gizmo, and one of two outcomes must occur. Either you’re still lonely, and out the money, to boot; or you’ve succumbed to a delusion.

And Science marches on.


Bio Prof Says You Must Be a Biggit If You Think There Are Only Two Sexes

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Biggit chromosomes

No, this is not a Joe Collidge gag. A biology professor at San Jose State–her defense of her inane statements is “I am an expert” (and you ain’t!)–has declared that “chromosomes don’t determine sex” and “high school biology” was wrong for teaching that they do (https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=10309).

She erupted in response to a tweet made by a Texas state legislator, who posted pictures of the XX (female) and XY (male) chromosomes “to remind people how many sexes there are.”

He did this, charged the academic gasbag, “for a bigoted purpose.”

She declines to answer her critics because she’s a Big Scientist and they’re not. Anyhow, “‘Gender’ is described as the psychological and/or the emotional identity,” yadda-yadda.

Hey! Is “science” even science anymore? It behaves more like it’s just window-dressing for assorted leftid ideologies.

The prof adds that “intersex and ambiguously sexed individuals” constitute 1% of the population. One out of every hundred people you know. Really? What if you don’t spend all your time on a collidge campus, where such persons are likely to congregate? Is she talking about the real world, or her world?

America has too many colleges, too many professors, and way too many college students “learning” pure crapola from overpaid idiots. De-fund the universities now. Before it’s too late.


Canadian Government Website Tries to Freak Out Children

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Hey, you can’t blame me for this! This is an official Canadian government website announcing that “Santa is moving to the South Pole” because of Climbit Change melting the North Pole (http://www.horizons.gc.ca/en/content/santa-is-moving-to-the-south-pole).

The site is called “Weak Signals,” because it’s supposed to scan the environment to detect “weak signals of possible change.” I think it also denotes a very, very weak commitment to the truth.

Santa Claus, says the Canadian government, has signed “an agreement with the international community”–whatever that is–that will help “relocate individuals and corporations facing the impacts of climate change.”

They want world government so bad, they can taste it. A world government run by themselves. And if they think it might be helpful to scare the kiddies with visions of Santa and his elves drowning as the ice suddenly gives way–well, they’re immoral enough to do that.

See, if they can seal the deal on Climbit Change, they win all the marbles. Once you establish that everything you do is to Save The Planet, you can do anything you please. Sort of like the way ordinary liberties get suspended or trampled on in wartime, when the state doesn’t have time for all the niceties. It used to worry Winston Churchill that World War II might go on long enough for the government to grow addicted to “wartime measures.” As it was, rationing in Britain went on for years after the war was over: the government just couldn’t give it up.

Don’t let “the international community,” whoever the blazes they are, get a hammerlock on Lady Liberty: because they won’t let go.


No More Moa

I first read about the giant moa birds of New Zealand when I was seven or eight years old and had no idea where New Zealand was and couldn’t quite understand the word “extinct.” They’ve fascinated me ever since.

Hi, Mr. Nature here, along with 11-foot-tall, 600-pound flightless birds–a lot bigger than the ostrich. They lived all over New Zealand until people arrived a few centuries ago and wiped them out. By the time the first Europeans reached New Zealand, there were no more moas. It’s really hard for flightless birds to defend themselves against human hunters armed with spears and bows and arrows.

It’s sad enough that animals do go extinct. What wouldn’t I give to see a live Baluchitherium! But when people drive them extinct, that’s worse. I can’t believe it pleases God when we do that.

Some scientists think they can bring the moa back through cloning: there are remains that have yielded moa DNA. I’ll believe it when I see it. I would rather than they bring back decency–wouldn’t you?


A Real ‘Lost Continent’

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Only in New Zealand–the tuatara

I’ve seen a lot of monster movies about “lost continents,” and was surprised to learn there really is–or rather, was–such a continent. It’s called Zealandia, and scientists believe most of it sank into the sea some 23 million years ago. ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zealandia)  This year they declared Zealandia a real continent in its own right, although nothing of it is left above sea level except for New Zealand and a few smaller islands.

We don’t know a lot about what kind of place this was; it’s hard to find fossils that are hidden deep underwater. But what little evidence we have indicates it did have animals other than bats. Let me see if I can find you a picture of one.

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Here’s one: “St. Bathan’s Mammal.”

We must not forget the strange animals encountered (and mostly wiped out) by Polynesians when they discovered New Zealand: many species of huge flightless birds called moas, and of course the living fossil, the tuatara, that’s still around, strictly protected. It looks like a lizard but it’s not. It’s the sole survivor of an ancient group called rhynchocepalians, or sphenodonts, contemporary with the dinosaurs.

Cool stuff, and food for thought…


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