Global Warming: A Degenerate Science for a Degenerate Age
Aaron Clarey wrote an excellent post on the facility of present-day political argument, about how the – generally “Leftist” or “Progressive” arguments (though there are a few Conservative arguments in there as well) – are a foot deep, and a mild wide; easy to disprove, but infinite in their variety. Any given one can be torn apart in five-minutes, but for each Hydra head you lop-off, two more show up in its place.
I was thinking about global warming. Not from a scientific or political perspective, but a psychological one. Namely,
“How dumb are these people not to see it for the scam it is?”
Really? Global warming? Based on computer models that keep failing, constantly get proven wrong, from avowed socialist scientists, and (surprise, surprise) the only solution seems to be higher taxes and more government spending?
Anthropic Global Warming, the CO2 “Greenhouse” effect, can be easily euthanized with bullet-points:
- It predicts a “run-away” effect from increasing CO2: rather than algorythmic increase (straight-line), it says that increasing CO2 will create an exponential “Foom!” turning the Earth into Venus.
- Millions of years ago, giant dinosaurs wandered the planet because of abundant vegetation.
- Higher-temperatures and higher-CO2 levels are what enabled this prodigious plant growth.
- The world of the dinosaurs did not “Foom!” into Venus.
Quod erat demonstrandum.
Though of course, as per Clarey’s article, there are a million more “Climate Change” arguments waiting for their chance at bat, and your pitching arm is going to tire out before they run out of new batters. Argue with these people? You might as well try to punch-out the sea.
What really strikes me about these arguments, however, isn’t the fact that they’re so obviously, idiotically wrong – it’s the moral vulgarity which goes into generating them in the first place. Take the following video*:
Here’s an idea: humanity’s greatest scientific achievement is the discovery of Global Warming!
Now at first it might seem that identifying that the globe is getting warmer is some sort of trivial thing; all you do is record the temperatures every day, average them, compare them… No big deal! #Scienced! But is it really that easy?
Besides the sheer amount of data, imagine how different it all must be. The methods for recording this stuff change about as often as the weather.
We turn massive amounts of weather data into climate information… Though admittedly not as sexy as the moon landing, the Internet, or the sequencing of the human genome, climate science and the discovery of Global Warming seems in perfect company.
And here we see the foul rot at the core of this anti-intellectualism.
In those ancient eras, before we killed God and added the Zombie Virus to our water supply, our accomplishments were amazing physical feats, standing-out from, and transforming the world. Semaphores, intercontinental railways, flight, and architecture – the bold and definite statements of Man taking his rightful place in the world.
And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
But in this era of the mass man, the democratic man, the degenerate man** – what is our crowning achievement? A science of the feminine imperative, a science where we harmonize conflicting information, fitting all into a group-consensus, coming up with styles and stories which we call Models and Knowledge, demanding that All Conform to it under threat of Expulsion.
This is not science; this is fashion. And what is fashion, aside from the obsession of desperate housewives?
Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months.
What a perfect description of the sort of filth that make up “arguments” in these foul days.
* Funny how the ADHD-riddled presentation also fits in with my argument about moral degeneracy, ain’t it?
** Unashamedly stolen quote from Ryan Faulk.