In 1869 most of the American public wanted to believe in the Cardiff Giant, and so they did–for a while.
The Cardiff Giant remains one of my all-time favorite hoaxes. It did no harm to anybody, and looking at it today, you’re amazed that if could have fooled anyone at all.
Unlike, say,the Climate Change hoax, which is intended to harm us in more ways than you can list.
Not the coolest place you could find…
Oops. Caught again.
According to a veteran meterologist, Los Angeles’ recent rash of record high temperatures was due not to Global Warming/Climbit Change, but to “faulty weather stations… compromised by heat sources and heat sinks” (http://dailycaller.com/2018/07/09/record-temperature-los-angeles-compromised/). Sort of like hanging your thermometer over your oven on Thanksgiving.
For example, one weather station was on top of a parking garage surrounded by cars. Yeah, it can get hot up there.
Another weather station was next to an airport, where it was exposed to “jetwash” up to 400 degrees.
This happens all over the world.
But the science is settled, right?
These were a few of the stories I didn’t get around to covering, once upon a day three years ago.
Funny, isn’t it? You’d swear they weren’t real. I mean, they were much too ridiculous to be real.
Or were they?
Liberalism would make a great Peter Sellers comedy. Unfortunately, it has escaped into the real world, where its actual effects are anything but funny.
This ideology contains basic drives for both anarchy and statism: sort of like trying to ride two bicycles at the same time.
None of us can feel safe until liberalism is put out of business forever.
It’s a good thing none of these statues came to life while people were trying to pull them down, last summer. I wonder how fast you have to run, for the statue not to catch you.
FYI, Global Warming also causes cigars to burn up one side and not the other, bad blind dates, itchy scalp, and Elizabeth Warren.
“Clone ’em, Dano!”
Say hey! Did you know there’s a Harvard Woolly Mammoth Revival Team? And they’ve got a little science project, straight out of Jurassic Park, to fight imaginary Global Warming [trumpet fanfare]–by bringing back the woolly mammoth! (https://www.livescience.com/62569-mammoth-elephant-hybrid-help-climate.html)
The project director flat-out denies they have any interest in doing what was done in the Jurassic Park movies, and then describes what they’re gonna do, which is exactly what they did in Jurassic Park and its sequels. They don’t want the whole mammoth: just the bits that resist cold. So they’ll mix mammoth DNA with elephant DNA and grow the critters in the laboratory. Psst, dude! That’s exactly how they got into all that trouble in Jurassic World!
The idea is to fight off Global Warming by turning a whole buncha mammoth-elephant-whatevers loose in Siberia to knock down the trees and trample the snow, which will keep the permafrost from suddenly thawing out because of SUVs and toilet paper and oh man oh man we’re all gonna die–!
Absent from the calculation is knowledge of what caused mammoths to go extinct in the first place, not to mention any sure knowledge of just how they interacted with their environment, and with what result. Which came first–the extinction of the woolly mammoth, or the forests that now cover much of Siberia where the mammoths used to live?
Aw, hell, we don’t need to know all that stuff before we grow a million mammoths in the lab and sick ’em on the trees.
Maybe they didn’t see Jurassic World.
I was hoping I’d never have to say this, but I can’t keep it a secret any longer.
My two cats are Anti-Science. Both of them. I think a squirrel outside, when they were sitting in an open window, tricked them into being Anti-Science, but I can’t prove it, even though I know that particular squirrel is a Racist and a Biggit and a Hater.
What am I to do? My veterinarian doesn’t offer Sensitivity Training For Cats.
How do I know they’re Anti-Science? I hear you ask. Yeah, well, okay, I don’t exactly hear you. You’re probably Anti-Science, too. Anyway, I know they’re Anti-Science because they didn’t vote for Hillary Clinton for president. Every living thing that didn’t vote for her is Anti-Science. And must be punished!
These cats pay absolutely no attention to The Scientific Search for the Transgender Gene, or Scientific Proof That It Rained on the Rocks and the Rocks Came Alive, or Teaching 13-Year-Old Kids to Abstain from Sex Will Make Them Pregganint, or Climbit Change It Is Caused by Religion And It Will Kill Us All Unless We Give the Government Lots of New Powers And All Our Money. You can’t get them up for any Science at all.
Where in the Constitution does it allow you to be Anti-Science?
I wrote this in 2011; and the saddest thing about it, seven years later, is that none of these wacko leftid fantasies has died out. These are follies that endure like granite.
I really don’t like fantasy as a basis for public policy. Do you?
(Thanks to “Unknowable” for the news tip)
James Hansen, a former director of NASA–a former space agency until Obama got his hands on it: now they just blather–is on record calling for jail terms for those who don’t believe in Global Warming/Climbit Change.
This year is the ten-year anniversary of his famous prediction that by the summer of 2018, there would be no more sea ice in the Arctic (https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-04-07-top-nasa-scientist-claimed-all-ice-will-vanish-from-the-arctic-by-this-summer.html). “This is our last chance!” was his dark saying.
Maybe the Arctic should be jailed for Climbit Change Denial: its sea ice cover has increased by 40% since 2012. If only Loretta Lynch were still our attorney general! She could sue the Arctic Circle. Maybe sue everyone who sees ice up there.
When the history of this shameful era is written, let it be noted that the serious movement to abolish free speech, and the free use of the human mind, started with the so-called Scientists who were pushing Global Warming.