Friday, November 09, 2007

Quote of the Day: It Takes A Lot of Pretending

It takes faith to believe in global warming.

You need to pretend the sun is not the major factor in how warm Earth is at any given time.

You need to pretend that your choice of light bulb can really impact the temperature of the planet.

You need to pretend deviating temperatures of the past, before industrialization, didn't mean anything, while deviating temperatures in the industrial age spell doom and gloom.

You need to pretend that buying carbon credits from Al Gore will actually save the planet.

You need to pretend massive, government-forced redistributions of wealth can reduce the temperature of the planet.

That's a lot of pretending.

~Joseph Farah

21 Comments:

At 11/09/2007 2:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmmm do all conservative websites have the busty chickas selling t-shirts on them?

Both Mr. Farah and Mr. Gore are businessmen that are selling what their audience wants to buy.

Nothing personal, it's just business.

 
At 11/09/2007 2:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Nothing personal, it's just business."

This is the mantra of a sociopath.

 
At 11/09/2007 4:17 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is the mantra of Mr. Trump and likely the mantra of Mr. Farah and Mr. Gore as well.

 
At 11/09/2007 5:31 PM, Blogger easymovet said...

It takes a lot of denial to ignore science, unless your dumb enough to think that the world is flat.

 
At 11/09/2007 6:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

science is set by published results in peer reviewed journals not by snark in blogs.

 
At 11/09/2007 6:48 PM, Blogger juandos said...

Its just business, eh?

Well maybe so since the SUPREME GORON is a pathological liar and this in the eyes of many liberals I know, this quality makes the perfect businessman...

What's really interesting about having faith in anthropomorphic global weather change is that those who deeply believe in it don't understand that it is a SCAM...

 
At 11/09/2007 7:10 PM, Anonymous bob wright said...

A show of hands at the U.N. doesn't constitute science.

 
At 11/09/2007 7:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"It takes a lot of denial to ignore science, unless your dumb enough to think that the world is flat."

Ah, channeling some of that fine Al Gore reasoning, who asserted that scientists who challenge other scientists (which has been happening in science since the beginning of science), are somehow comparable to crazies who still believe the earth is flat.

Assault on reason, indeed.

 
At 11/09/2007 10:02 PM, Anonymous bob wright said...

Anonymous 7:11 pm mentions:

"...scientists who challenge other scientists ..."

---- this is the substance of science!

The alternative is being burned at the stake for not believing the earth is flat.

 
At 11/10/2007 4:16 AM, Anonymous Ian Random said...

I could just say look at realclimate.org, but they generally just do personal attacks or say that idea doesn't matter. I find the skeptics' arguments quite compelling over the just because attitude of the AGWer's. Look at the presentations below and tell me that doesn't scare you into an ice age believer.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOLkze-9GcI

 
At 11/10/2007 6:13 AM, Anonymous bob wright said...

Ian Random:

great link. thanks.

 
At 11/10/2007 9:41 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am really disappointed when somebody uses arguments as shoddy as these to question the solutions to a problem. Especially when the person is an intelligent, articulate individual like you. And this doesn't come from a diehard environmentalist. I don't care whether you argue that Hitler was a good person -but you need to present good arguments, not populist nonsense.

As a scholar, a man of science, you have a responsibility to present a well argumented view. Even if it's not balanced. Your opinions in this blog post are neither balanced nor well defended.

I'll pretend that you didn't have a good day, or not enough time to write a decent post. (In which case you shouldn't have written anything.)

 
At 11/10/2007 9:46 AM, Blogger juandos said...

So it seems that the anthropomorphic global weather change (remember when its starts to cool that'll be mankind's fault too) is much like Holy Mother Church back in the 16th century and the skeptics are playing the part of Galileo...

Well we all know how that turned out...

 
At 11/10/2007 10:09 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Attn: Juandos

Please learn to use your dictionary, and try not to sound like you know what you are talking about, when you used "anthropomorphic" incorrectly in a sentence.

One other point--your ignorance really shows when you flame one side of the political rail and not the other.

So you tell me, who the blind one is.

 
At 11/10/2007 12:42 PM, Anonymous Ryan said...

Science is good! The question is who is funding the research being done by the scientists since the majority of scientific studies are funded by grants.

To say that the data resulting from this grant funded community may be skewed in some fashion is completely true. Why would they produce data that would hurt those who funded it?

 
At 11/10/2007 3:18 PM, Blogger juandos said...

Attention sniveling coward going by the name of Anonymous @ 10:09 AM, your ability with the English language matches your abysmal grasp of both science and the raw realities of the day...

Which side of the political rail has promised to tax the American economy into submission over this scam called global warming?

Pelosi Creates Global Warming Committee

Despite Oil Crisis, Democrats AGAIN Block US Firms from Drilling!

As Gas Prices Rise Again, Democrats Blame Big Oil

Congressman John Dingell Proposes 50-cent Gas Tax Hike to Fight Global Warming

The taxman makes more profit on crude oil than the oil companies...

US Solid and Liquid Fuels Resources - 9000+ billion bbls

BTW how do you like the taste of YOUR foot?

 
At 11/11/2007 5:20 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Juandos...this isn't the anonymous you were referring to.

Just what do you mean by "anthropomorphic global weather change" and can you explain it in plain English?

The definitions I find for anthropomorphic are:

1. ascribing human form or attributes to a being or thing not human, esp. to a deity.

2. resembling or made to resemble a human form: an anthropomorphic carving.

 
At 11/11/2007 11:09 AM, Anonymous bob wright said...

I think juandos meant anthropogenic.

this is not a big deal guys.

ad hominem attacks do not demonstrate mental prowess.

 
At 11/11/2007 11:49 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

bob wright said...

I think juandos meant anthropogenic.


Which begs the question of why use jargon at all if we are not experts in the field?

Why not just say "human caused global climate change?"

 
At 11/11/2007 5:00 PM, Blogger juandos said...

I meant exactly what I wrote in the previous posts regarding "anthropomorphic"...

Why? Because the SUPREME GORON was using that word in his dog & pony show...

 
At 11/13/2007 3:44 PM, Blogger PeteS said...

I am vastly amused at the comments made by obviously non-scientists. There is great disagreement (a good thing) in the scientific community over global warming (something the zealots would rather not have the plebiscite know).
I rather like the column, because it makes a valid point; the global warming theorists have as much evidence for their position as religions have for their gods.

 

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