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Another day in the life of a science denier

In reference to “climate change”, Paul Krugman leads with:

This just in: Saving the planet would be cheap; it might even be free. But will anyone believe the good news?

Two points – it is entirely debatable as to whether the planet needs saving.  Science and the data produced certainly doesn’t support the supposition.  I’m talking about real science.  Not the pseudo-science of the alarmist side – the science denier side.   Given that, why should anyone care about whatever “good news” Krugman is shilling today.

Second point – is government involved in the solution (he studiously tries to disguise that in his article)?  Of course it is. Then it will be neither cheap nor free.  And most likely it will be terrible to boot, hurt the economy, make government larger and more intrusive, etc., etc., etc.

So no, Mr. Krugman, anyone with two brain cells to rub together – and that likely excludes you – won’t believe much of anything that comes out of the pseudo-science, and now pseudo-economics of the left.


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9 Responses to Another day in the life of a science denier

  • I have a rule of thumb I follow religiously and it is very simple: Wherever Paul Krugman is going or proposing or against, I don’t have to think even twice, I go the other direction. Following that rule of thumb has never once betrayed me. Not. Once.

  • Besides the usual tripe, there has never been a definitive study that creates a casual link between controller CO2 and “saving the planet”, especially when the reductions envisioned are so small.

    Cue George Carlin:

    “We’re so self-important. Everybody’s going to save something now. “Save the trees, save the bees, save the whales, save those snails.” And the greatest arrogance of all: save the planet. Save the planet, we don’t even know how to take care of ourselves yet. I’m tired of this shit. I’m tired of f-ing Earth Day. I’m tired of these self-righteous environmentalists, these white, bourgeois liberals who think the only thing wrong with this country is that there aren’t enough bicycle paths. People trying to make the world safe for Volvos. Besides, environmentalists don’t give a shit about the planet. Not in the abstract they don’t. You know what they’re interested in? A clean place to live. Their own habitat. They’re worried that some day in the future they might be personally inconvenienced. Narrow, unenlightened self-interest doesn’t impress me.

    The planet has been through a lot worse than us. Been through earthquakes, volcanoes, plate tectonics, continental drift, solar flares, sun spots, magnetic storms, the magnetic reversal of the poles … hundreds of thousands of years of bombardment by comets and asteroids and meteors, worldwide floods, tidal waves, worldwide fires, erosion, cosmic rays, recurring ice ages … And we think some plastic bags and some aluminum cans are going to make a difference? The planet isn’t going anywhere. WE are!

    We’re going away. Pack your shit, folks. We’re going away. And we won’t leave much of a trace, either. Maybe a little Styrofoam … The planet’ll be here and we’ll be long gone. Just another failed mutation. Just another closed-end biological mistake. An evolutionary cul-de-sac. The planet’ll shake us off like a bad case of fleas.

    The planet will be here for a long, long, LONG time after we’re gone, and it will heal itself, it will cleanse itself, ’cause that’s what it does. It’s a self-correcting system. The air and the water will recover, the earth will be renewed. And if it’s true that plastic is not degradable, well, the planet will simply incorporate plastic into a new paradigm: the earth plus plastic. The earth doesn’t share our prejudice toward plastic. Plastic came out of the earth. The earth probably sees plastic as just another one of its children. Could be the only reason the earth allowed us to be spawned from it in the first place. It wanted plastic for itself. Didn’t know how to make it. Needed us. Could be the answer to our age-old egocentric philosophical question, “Why are we here?”

    Plastic… asshole.

  • George Carlin – Saving the Planet:

  • Carlin made more sense than Kruggie ever will.

  • Who would think that Rush Limbaugh and Carlin would be on the same page? This is Limbaugh’s position too.

  • The vast majority of all academic studies are flawed. Yet, academics and others who should know better continue to cite the ‘findings’ of the newest politically-motivated study as if they were revealed truth handed down from on high.

    Somebody abuses statistics by slicing and dicing a putrid porridge of ‘data’, some journal publishes it after a cursory ‘pal’ review which doesn’t bother to check any of the data, calculations, or underlying assumptions, and we are told that we must accept the large heaping dung pile as truth.

    When are the people going to start pushing back against this systematic abuse of reality by the academy?

  • The most fundamental flaw in all the eco- happy warm fuzzy tree hugging earth first bullshirt is acting like humans are NOT from earth.
    We’re just another part of the earth. We’re natural, all the stuff we do is by actual definition natural, and that includes, though we’re small potatoes on the global destruction scale, blowing things up and poisoning the environment.
    We do nothing by magic, every bit of harm or good we can do or have done is already in the rules for operating the planet and the universe.
    I doubt the small furry little creatures spent a lot of time sitting around feeling nostalgic about the good old days being eaten by the dinosaurs after they were gone.
    But we have a whole culture who think living by dim candlelight, scraping by with uncertain crops and primitive technologies “close to nature” (which is ALWAYS trying to kill you) is a grand and romantic way to live. Most of em have never, but should try it for a couple weeks to smack the romance outta their heads.
    Being thirsty, and cold and hungry and dirty and tired and bug chewed makes you damn appreciative of a hot meal, a warm shower, clean dry clothes and a soft bed. Turning on a tap to fill a glass of water beats all hell out of finding a clean stream, sping or pond to drink from and is perhaps the single most unappreciated and taken for granted thing we do on a daily basis ( right up there with soft buttwipes and flushing).
    I love nature, but I’m thrilled I don’t have to fight with it every day to survive courtesy of the evil civilized bastards who came before me.

  • Here’s a great article about how science is not what liberals and alarmists think it is.