Category Archives: Science

Influencing People Through Fear

People who wish to influence or control others have long since understood one of our prime motivators is the use of fear. It drives our instinct to survive, fight or flight. No normal person wants to sign up for pain & suffering. Secondary control factors include, financial incentives (reward), social status & peer pressure (ego).

torture-devicesGovernments, especially those who have unlimited power to do what they want, have used fear to motivate or control the populace. Torture was part of their tool kit, and the thought of ending up humiliated in shackles, or placed on a rack, was enough to instil fear in most people.

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Christianity found their tool with the word, “hell”. You don’t behave, or do what the group thinks, you’re going to end up in a highly undesirable zip code, for eternity.

We see it’s more than peer pressure to influence predictions of climate change, we have government grants for educational and research institutions which measure and computer model predictions. The arsenal of control and scaremongering is reinforced through sympathetic media on “global warming“. If the latest trends don’t follow “scientific prediction”, than it’s called “climate change”. You places your bets, then change the predictions based on latest trends.

Which ever way the thermometer and weather, especially severe weather patterns change, it’s always based on “climate change”. Therefore if you have a drought, a flood, a grouping of tornadoes, it’s attributed to climate change.

Who Decides?

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), states the largest contributor to global warming is the increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) since 1750, particularly from fossil fuel combustion, cement production, and land use changes such as deforestation.

Human influence has been detected in warming of the atmosphere and the ocean, in changes in the global water cycle, in reductions in snow and ice, in global mean sea level rise, and in changes in some climate extremes. This evidence for human influence has grown since AR4. It is extremely likely (95–100%) that human influence has been the dominant cause of the observed warming since the mid-20th century.IPCC AR5 WG1 Summary for Policymakers

We’ve been here before – More Lies

In November 2009, hackers gained access to a server used by the CRU and stole a large quantity of data, anonymously posting online more than 1,000 emails and more than 2,000 other documents.

A series of independent public investigations of the allegations found no evidence of fraud or scientific misconduct. The Muir Russell report exonerated the scientists, but found “a consistent pattern of failing to display the proper degree of openness, both on the part of CRU scientists and on the part of the UEA”. The scientific consensus that global warming is occurring as a result of human activity remained unchanged.

In 2011, an analysis of temperature data by the independent Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature group, of whom some had stated they thought it was possible the CRU had manipulated the data, however concluded that “these studies were done carefully and that potential biases identified by climate change sceptics did not seriously affect their conclusions”.

So, the hacked emails supposedly didn’t reveal anything that pointed out a bias or a skewing of results. Here’s what some of the email said, you decide. See
University of East Anglia emails: the most contentious quotes.

From: Phil Jones. To: Many. Nov 16, 1999
I’ve just completed Mike’s Nature [the science journal] trick of adding in the real temps to each series for the last 20 years (ie, from 1981 onwards) and from 1961 for Keith’s to hide the decline.

From Phil Jones To: Michael Mann (Pennsylvania State University). July 8, 2004
“I can’t see either of these papers being in the next IPCC report. Kevin and I will keep them out somehow — even if we have to redefine what the peer-review literature is!”

From: Kevin Trenberth (US National Center for Atmospheric Research). To: Michael Mann. Oct 12, 2009
The fact is that we can’t account for the lack of warming at the moment and it is a travesty that we can’t… Our observing system is inadequate

You can click on the above link to see more of these emails.

More critical background and science history of Michael E. Mann found here.

Here we go again!

How can we trust global warming scientists if they keep twisting the truth?
| DailyMail February 11, 2017 | The following is an excerpt from their post.

The contentious paper at the heart of this furore – with the less than accessible title of Possible Artifacts Of Data Biases In The Recent Global Surface Warming Hiatus – was published just six months before the Paris conference by the influential journal Science.

It made a sensational claim: that contrary to what scientists have been saying for years, there was no ‘pause’ or ‘slowdown’ in global warming in the early 21st Century.
Indeed, this ‘Pausebuster’ paper as it has become known, claimed the rate of warming was even higher than before, making ‘urgent action’ imperative.

The ongoing battle between a radio host and author vs. the scientist.  | Michael E. Mann v. Mark Steyn

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Religious Context

Many people want to fill in the gaps of their knowledge, without adequate preparation for understanding the questions, let alone the answers they derive. Many have questions which may include, why do humans exist, where did we originate, what happens after death?

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Early civilizations tried to explain things they didn’t know

These are good questions but answers aren’t readily forthcoming without adequate education and sufficient training of the mind to discern fact from fiction.

From the earliest writings, we find creation stories, mythical explanations of the cosmos, and hopeful expression’s of a bright future, without first hand knowledge of exactly what that entails. Thus, religion is born. Religious thought attempts to fill in the gaps of what we don’t know, providing explanations by people who claim special insight and inspiration from a being or beings with unmeasurable, and eternal capabilities far beyond our mortal world.

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Religion & symbols

Religious thoughts, aspirations, ideals and convictions vary, but the most adherent are able to convince others through their willingness to suffer for the cause.

Searching the archives of religion, and checking it against accumulated knowledge over the centuries, often reveals contradiction and weaknesses within ancient explanations of the cosmos or originations.

To this day, we find people with a variety of beliefs battling for the hearts and minds of others, especially the young who lack life experience and adequate skills to question the answers. Institutions of government, media, and churches are constantly engaged in promoting their responses to the public.

Here’s what I’ve found to be prevalent on how people adhere to their religion.

  • In golf as in life it is the follow through that makes the difference.
  • The gap between contemplation and execution is measurable.
  • Many declare their sympathies for those with anxieties but are unable to explain the why & how. Religion does that, but for many, that’s not sufficient.
  • They later go on, clinging to the declarations, without adequate explanation, which serve outward appearance, but lack the original conviction.
  • That’s why in the end, very few could be convicted of being a devout anything other than fulfilling their wants, in spite of their declarations.

Time For Less Nonsense

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Must engage brain!

I’m at a loss for words after I allow myself to get caught up in discussions with people who haven’t worked hard enough at educating themselves and still insist in trying to spread their lack of knowledge to others. I’m talking about people who argue Intelligent Design is a theory of equivalent substance and science as Evolution. Please stop spreading this nonsense and turn to people with knowledge on the subject.

I’ve had decades of discussions with people on this topic, and I admit, there were significant gaps in my knowledge. I didn’t however stay stagnant and refuse to learn more because I believed something to be a fact or true. Science isn’t a religion, although some people want to portray it as such so they can substitute their own mumbo-jumbo as an alternate truth. That’s an expression we heard the other day in politics. That’s fine if you never want to come up with a comprehensive, factual understanding.

First, if you’re stuck on an idea such as the earth is only a few thousand years old, you probably will never learn how evolution works. Your tenacity to cling to anachronistic, mythical beliefs halt your progression of knowledge. Evolution and speciation don’t occur anywhere near our compressed modern written timeline. That is to say, even if you were born in the Roman era, you will not find animals significantly alter from a simpler to a more complex living animal by the 21st century.

Darwin was influenced by observations made during his youthful voyage as a naturalist on the survey ship, Beagle. Although he’s credited with being the founder of evolutionary theory, his work was only a start and has been significantly superseded, and sometimes corrected through the study of biological science.

Evolution, or changes to a species occur over billions of years, not a few centuries. Lower organisms, such as insects, bacteria, or virus, evolve rapidly. That is why you find bacteria are able to adapt and become quickly resistant to antibiotics. So when you hear people say, humans aren’t descendants from apes or chimpanzees, they are correct. All humans, chimpanzees and apes evolved from a common ancestor millions of years ago. As you will learn through the videos, there are several forms of evidence which show that to be factual.

Don’t be confused with the scientific label referring to evolution as a theory. We have many mathematical theories as well. They are only labeled as such in order to allow free flowing exchange of ideas based on new and relevant discoveries. I studied electrical theory as a younger man, and believe me, call it theory or not, you will still be shocked when you place your fingers on 110 VAC.

A Primer on How Evolution Works

There is variation in traits.
For example, some beetles are green and some are brown. There is color variation in beetles.

There is differential reproduction.
Since the environment can’t support unlimited population growth, not all individuals get to reproduce to their full potential. For example, green beetles tend to get eaten by birds and survive to reproduce less often than brown beetles do.

There is heredity.
The surviving brown beetles have brown baby beetles because this trait has a genetic basis. Heredity of the traits of the beetles who survive.

End result:
The more advantageous trait, brown coloration, allows the beetle to have more offspring, therefore it becomes more common in the population. If this process continues, eventually the advantageous trait dominates, all individuals in the population will be brown.

If you have variation, differential reproduction, and heredity, you will have evolution by natural selection as an outcome. It is as simple as that.

The Theory of Evolution Made Easy

What is the Evidence for Evolution?

Origin of Life – How Life Started on Earth

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I hope this helps those people who refuse to be held back by dogma or willful ignorance.