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September 29, 2013

Whenever you hear the consensus of scientists agrees...

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. There is no such thing as consensus science. If it’s consensus, it isn’t science. If it’s science, it isn’t consensus. Period. — Michael Crichton on the myth of global warming- A lecture at the California Institute of Technology

Posted by gerardvanderleun at September 29, 2013 3:54 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Amen! And, we shall pay for consensus science (politics) at tax time.

Posted by: Tom at September 29, 2013 5:54 PM

Reminds me of a corollary: that human sacrifice = consensus minus one.

Posted by: Gagdad Bob at September 29, 2013 6:10 PM

Look at what CO2 is doing [steadily rising], compared with global temperatures [steadily declining:


Any questions?

And, more CO2 = a longer life:


The demonization of "carbon" is a grant-fed scam; nothing more.

Posted by: Smokey at September 29, 2013 6:36 PM

Sorry, that last graph didn't come through.

Here it is again:


Posted by: Smokey at September 29, 2013 6:39 PM

@Smokey: Precisely. CO2 is plant food. The consensus bewails an increase of a very small percentage, but in the Triassic there was 5 times the level of CO2.

Posted by: Darkwater at September 29, 2013 10:43 PM

Darkwater, yes and the Triassic through late Friday produced our current crop of DC dinosaurs.

Posted by: Peccable at September 30, 2013 3:37 AM

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