Saturday, February 1, 2014

ClimateAudit. . .“Citizenschallenge” has no CV

I'd like to share my response to an observation someone made over at ClimateAudit - 
Consider it a sort of bio piece.
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dbs...  Posted Jan 30, 2014 at 6:48 PM : 
“Citizenschallenge” has no CV.
(Response Posted Feb 2, 2014 at 1:11 AM)  dbs,

For starters I have never claimed to be a scientist, nor grad!  That's why, when I state my opinions I make a point of supporting my assertions by sharing the authoritative sources I base them on.  My hope is that curious people will go to original sources and start learning for themselves - the evidence speaks for itself.

As for CV,

I'm a spectator, an attentive witness to this global warming "dialogue" been one for over forty years now.  What I've witnessed is a pathetic, sad show of calculated misrepresentations, dirty tricks, and lies beating down and out-screaming serious rational professional scientists, all the while forcibly misdirecting the public dialogue away from the important realities all of us people needed/need to get a grip on.

From my first memories I've had a passion for learning about the world around me, from the inner workings of my body, to understanding the story of how our planet and this creation surrounding me got here... plus everything in between.  Approaching 60 and with a respectable mastery of two trades under my belt - I have proactively experienced and learned a great deal.  

I started blogging because I was fed up with how successful the right-wing think-tank machine was/is in wall-papering the internet and google searches with endless repetitions of malicious misleading slander, now I feel it's my duty to speak up - my time is short and though I'm not schooled in journalism or writing, I will no longer stand by watching punks beat up honorable scientists without tossing in my two cents.

I hope more will recognize and denounce a strategy based on the acceptance of an endless repetition of lies. 

We should to be learning, not tearing each other apart - after all, once we get past all the fabricated hostility, we still need each other to get things done, plus to keep ourselves honest!

Sincerely, Peter

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One of the true beauties of science is that it's an organized universally accepted system of keeping each other honest.  
Mistakes and fraud happen, but they get caught out, because scientists really are a skeptical critical crowd and they love catching and challenging mistakes!  

On the other side of science we have this network of policy oriented right-wing think-tanks, who's mission statements have nothing to do with learning about our planet's biosphere and our need to protect and nurture it.  They have one goal and that is to fabricate PR campaigns, dirty ops, and endless misrepresentation and villainizing of the scientific community and the evidence they are gathering. 

Further related thoughts.
"Surely you're joking Mr. Weingarten!"
January 29, 2014


Mike Haseler said...

In science, it doesn't matter who you are or how many are your number, because it only matters if you have the facts on your side.

This is why certain mathematically and scientifically illiterate people find it so hard to accept. To be a good scientist, you don't have to be appointed by anyone, you don't have to know the "right people".


Morph said...

You make 2 common misakes in this post.

1. You assume all the dodgy practices are on one side.

2. All sceptics are right wing.

Both sides assume these and both sides are wrong.

citizenschallenge said...
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citizenschallenge said...

Please do offer specifics?
Charges are cheap, evidence is required.

And it is not a mistake to label the attack on science a Republican/libertarian industry.

It's pretty well documented.
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Uploaded on Mar 3, 2010
A presentation based off of her recent book, Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscure the Truth about Climate Change. Naomi Oreskes, author and professor of history and science studies, University of California, San Diego.

From the University of Rhode Island's Spring 2010 Vetlesen Lecture Series, People and Planet Global Environmental Change. March 2, 2010.

citizenschallenge said...

Mike Haseler said…
This is why certain mathematically and scientifically illiterate people find it so hard to accept. To be a good scientist, you don't have to be appointed by anyone, you don't have to know the "right people". ...
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You know Mike, it all depends,

Do you use mathematics to hide from geophysical realities?

Or do you use mathematics as a learning tool to better understand geophysical realities?