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“You can safely assume you’ve created God in your own image when it turns out that God hates all the same people you do.” – Anne Lamont

This quote has been one of my guide stars for decades. Watch what happens when we replace just two words:

“You can safely assume you’ve created science in your own image when it turns out that it hates all the same people you do.” 

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  1. The Scarecrow Thatcher
    The Scarecrow
    @TheScarecrow

    That’s brilliant! Thanks.

    I have observed that through this pandemic, the “science” always dictates a policy or solution that exactly lines up with what the Democrats have been longing to do forever but couldn’t get passed because of the Constitution, among other things. Now they can, because Covid, and “Science”. 

    Would “global warming” be so enthusiastically supported if the solution was that you had to destroy your car and walk? Instead they say you should buy a Tesla – the dream car you’ve always wanted. Crisis averted!

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  2. Arahant Member
    Arahant
    @Arahant

    I love it.

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  3. DonG (CAGW is a hoax) Coolidge
    DonG (CAGW is a hoax)
    @DonG

    They say that when it comes to Climate Change that “the science is settled”.  I say cut all research funding and fire any government employees working that science and we’ll see if they still claim “the science is settled”.  For Commies, “the science” is just a tool bring out their long-sought dystopia.

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  4. Stad Coolidge
    Stad
    @Stad

    DonG (CAGW is a hoax) (View Comment):

    They say that when it comes to Climate Change that “the science is settled”. I say cut all research funding and fire any government employees working that science and we’ll see if they still claim “the science is settled”. For Commies, “the science” is just a tool bring out their long-sought dystopia.

    Good point.  If the “science” on man-made climate change is settled, then why do we need to spend one dime on research or studies to prove it?

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  5. DrewInWisconsin, Oaf Member
    DrewInWisconsin, Oaf
    @DrewInWisconsin

    The Scarecrow (View Comment):
    Would “global warming” be so enthusiastically supported if the solution was that you had to destroy your car and walk?

    It would be supported by the government’s chosen “experts,” yes.

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  6. Illiniguy Member
    Illiniguy
    @Illiniguy

    Kevin Creighton:

    “You can safely assume you’ve created God in your own image when it turns out that God hates all the same people you do.” – Anne Lamont

    This quote has been one of my guide stars for decades. Watch what happens when we replace just two words:

    “You can safely assume you’ve created science in your own image when it turns out that it hates all the same people you do.”

    I hope you don’t mind if I appropriate this post and make it part of a campaign mailer.

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  7. Kevin Creighton Contributor
    Kevin Creighton
    @KevinCreighton

    Illiniguy (View Comment):

    Kevin Creighton:

    “You can safely assume you’ve created God in your own image when it turns out that God hates all the same people you do.” – Anne Lamont

    This quote has been one of my guide stars for decades. Watch what happens when we replace just two words:

    “You can safely assume you’ve created science in your own image when it turns out that it hates all the same people you do.”

    I hope you don’t mind if I appropriate this post and make it part of a campaign mailer.

    Go ahead. I’ll send you a bill later. 

    Just kidding.

    My attorneys will do it. :D 

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  8. Fake John/Jane Galt Coolidge
    Fake John/Jane Galt
    @FakeJohnJaneGalt

    The Scarecrow (View Comment):

    That’s brilliant! Thanks.

    I have observed that through this pandemic, the “science” always dictates a policy or solution that exactly lines up with what the Democrats have been longing to do forever but couldn’t get passed because of the Constitution, among other things. Now they can, because Covid, and “Science”.

    Would “global warming” be so enthusiastically supported if the solution was that you had to destroy your car and walk? Instead they say you should buy a Tesla – the dream car you’ve always wanted. Crisis averted!

    That is because their solutions are so good they apply to every situation.  

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  9. DonG (CAGW is a hoax) Coolidge
    DonG (CAGW is a hoax)
    @DonG

    The Scarecrow (View Comment):
    Would “global warming” be so enthusiastically supported if the solution was that you had to destroy your car and walk? Instead they say you should buy a Tesla – the dream car you’ve always wanted. Crisis averted!

    Surveys show that a typical person is willing to spend about $1/month to avert the promised climate apocalypse.   People just don’t care.  But, climate change hoaxers and other commies have quietly doubled the cost of energy, which costs the typical person a hundred dollars per month.  This is a stealth tax on the lower classes and people should be way more upset. 

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  10. The Scarecrow Thatcher
    The Scarecrow
    @TheScarecrow

    And note I said “destroy your car”. It always cracked me up when my leftie friends would trade in their gas guzzler for a Prius. 

    “You traded it in??!  Then it’s still out there wreaking havoc on the environment! You might as well have kept it, for all the good you did.”

    But then, that Prius is pretty cool, eh?

    No sacrifice is too great to save the planet as long as I come out ahead from the “sacrifice”.

     

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  11. Old Bathos Moderator
    Old Bathos
    @OldBathos

    Fauci is a prophet in a bizarro cognitive reformation seeking to liberate science from the tyranny of data, math, empiricism, skepticism, and objectivity so we can instead bathe in the light of the Narrative as presented by vile mediocrities like Tony Two Masks and Rachel the Doomsayer.

    It is a kind of sick linguistic miracle that “science” is now a bag of failed nonsense but noticing that fact is “anti-science.”  

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  12. DaveSchmidt Coolidge
    DaveSchmidt
    @DaveSchmidt

    DonG (CAGW is a hoax) (View Comment):

    They say that when it comes to Climate Change that “the science is settled”. I say cut all research funding and fire any government employees working that science and we’ll see if they still claim “the science is settled”. For Commies, “the science” is just a tool bring out their long-sought dystopia.

    And a chance for folks like Mayor Pete, it is a tool to employ like-minded cronies.  

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  13. Stad Coolidge
    Stad
    @Stad

    DonG (CAGW is a hoax) (View Comment):

    The Scarecrow (View Comment):
    Would “global warming” be so enthusiastically supported if the solution was that you had to destroy your car and walk? Instead they say you should buy a Tesla – the dream car you’ve always wanted. Crisis averted!

    Surveys show that a typical person is willing to spend about $1/month to avert the promised climate apocalypse. People just don’t care. But, climate change hoaxers and other commies have quietly doubled the cost of energy, which costs the typical person a hundred dollars per month. This is a stealth tax on the lower classes and people should be way more upset.

    Has anyone brought it up that more people freeze to death than die from extreme heat?  Maybe global warming saves lives . . .

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  14. Nanocelt TheContrarian Member
    Nanocelt TheContrarian
    @NanoceltTheContrarian

    Stad (View Comment):

    DonG (CAGW is a hoax) (View Comment):

    The Scarecrow (View Comment):
    Would “global warming” be so enthusiastically supported if the solution was that you had to destroy your car and walk? Instead they say you should buy a Tesla – the dream car you’ve always wanted. Crisis averted!

    Surveys show that a typical person is willing to spend about $1/month to avert the promised climate apocalypse. People just don’t care. But, climate change hoaxers and other commies have quietly doubled the cost of energy, which costs the typical person a hundred dollars per month. This is a stealth tax on the lower classes and people should be way more upset.

    Has anyone brought it up that more people freeze to death than die from extreme heat? Maybe global warming saves lives . . .

    It has long been demonstrated that use of fossil fuels saves lives, enhances health, improves longevity, and coincides with the advent of the greatest prosperity and human well being in the history of the world.

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  15. DrewInWisconsin, Oaf Member
    DrewInWisconsin, Oaf
    @DrewInWisconsin

    Nanocelt TheContrarian (View Comment):

    Stad (View Comment):

    DonG (CAGW is a hoax) (View Comment):

    The Scarecrow (View Comment):
    Would “global warming” be so enthusiastically supported if the solution was that you had to destroy your car and walk? Instead they say you should buy a Tesla – the dream car you’ve always wanted. Crisis averted!

    Surveys show that a typical person is willing to spend about $1/month to avert the promised climate apocalypse. People just don’t care. But, climate change hoaxers and other commies have quietly doubled the cost of energy, which costs the typical person a hundred dollars per month. This is a stealth tax on the lower classes and people should be way more upset.

    Has anyone brought it up that more people freeze to death than die from extreme heat? Maybe global warming saves lives . . .

    It has long been demonstrated that use of fossil fuels saves lives, enhances health, improves longevity, and coincides with the advent of the greatest prosperity and human well being in the history of the world.

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  16. DrewInWisconsin, Oaf Member
    DrewInWisconsin, Oaf
    @DrewInWisconsin

    The COP26 Plan to Keep Africa Poor

     

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  17. Phil Turmel Coolidge
    Phil Turmel
    @PhilTurmel

    Stad (View Comment):

    DonG (CAGW is a hoax) (View Comment):

    The Scarecrow (View Comment):
    Would “global warming” be so enthusiastically supported if the solution was that you had to destroy your car and walk? Instead they say you should buy a Tesla – the dream car you’ve always wanted. Crisis averted!

    Surveys show that a typical person is willing to spend about $1/month to avert the promised climate apocalypse. People just don’t care. But, climate change hoaxers and other commies have quietly doubled the cost of energy, which costs the typical person a hundred dollars per month. This is a stealth tax on the lower classes and people should be way more upset.

    Has anyone brought it up that more people freeze to death than die from extreme heat? Maybe global warming saves lives . . .

    The Heartland Institute has been shouting it from the rooftops for a decade or more.  With many joining the chorus, like WUWT.  Total silence from the mainstream media, for the obvious reason.  Inconvenient.

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  18. Nanocelt TheContrarian Member
    Nanocelt TheContrarian
    @NanoceltTheContrarian

    DrewInWisconsin, Oaf (View Comment):

    Nanocelt TheContrarian (View Comment):

    Stad (View Comment):

    DonG (CAGW is a hoax) (View Comment):

    The Scarecrow (View Comment):
    Would “global warming” be so enthusiastically supported if the solution was that you had to destroy your car and walk? Instead they say you should buy a Tesla – the dream car you’ve always wanted. Crisis averted!

    Surveys show that a typical person is willing to spend about $1/month to avert the promised climate apocalypse. People just don’t care. But, climate change hoaxers and other commies have quietly doubled the cost of energy, which costs the typical person a hundred dollars per month. This is a stealth tax on the lower classes and people should be way more upset.

    Has anyone brought it up that more people freeze to death than die from extreme heat? Maybe global warming saves lives . . .

    It has long been demonstrated that use of fossil fuels saves lives, enhances health, improves longevity, and coincides with the advent of the greatest prosperity and human well being in the history of the world.

    Anyone who advocates curtailing use of fossil fuels is advocating for human misery and death. The concern of the elites regarding fossil fuels use is not related to saving the planet, except to the extent that the human population can be culled. The fear of the elites is a fear of the human population that is seen as the greatest threat to the planet(see Ehrlich, Paul, the Population Bomb). One can compare the effort to curtail fossil fuel use by us humans as akin to the effort to cull the elk herd of the Yellowstone, which has included such atrocities as rounding up the herd and subjecting it to mass shooting slaughter, and introducing large Canadian wolves to the Yellowstone that kill elk for sport.

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  19. WiesbadenJake Coolidge
    WiesbadenJake
    @WiesbadenJake

    Science is returning to its Greek roots; we have abandoned “Nothing by authority”. 

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  20. The Scarecrow Thatcher
    The Scarecrow
    @TheScarecrow

    Stad (View Comment):

    DonG (CAGW is a hoax) (View Comment):

    The Scarecrow (View Comment):
    Would “global warming” be so enthusiastically supported if the solution was that you had to destroy your car and walk? Instead they say you should buy a Tesla – the dream car you’ve always wanted. Crisis averted!

    Surveys show that a typical person is willing to spend about $1/month to avert the promised climate apocalypse. People just don’t care. But, climate change hoaxers and other commies have quietly doubled the cost of energy, which costs the typical person a hundred dollars per month. This is a stealth tax on the lower classes and people should be way more upset.

    Has anyone brought it up that more people freeze to death than die from extreme heat? Maybe global warming saves lives . . .

    Yes. The globe has been warming for the last 11,000 years, since there was a mile thick of ice covering Rhode Island where I sit typing.  No one is completely sure about these ice ages, but they seem cyclical.  And the cycle seems to be at its top, and ready to switch to the other direction.

    It has nothing to do with us, and what car we drive.  But I’df the warming is slowing down and the cooling is about to commence, maybe we want to push for all the warming we can get to extend the nice climate just a little bit longer?

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  21. The Scarecrow Thatcher
    The Scarecrow
    @TheScarecrow

    DrewInWisconsin, Oaf (View Comment):

    Nanocelt TheContrarian (View Comment):

    Stad (View Comment):

    DonG (CAGW is a hoax) (View Comment):

    The Scarecrow (View Comment):
    Would “global warming” be so enthusiastically supported if the solution was that you had to destroy your car and walk? Instead they say you should buy a Tesla – the dream car you’ve always wanted. Crisis averted!

    Surveys show that a typical person is willing to spend about $1/month to avert the promised climate apocalypse. People just don’t care. But, climate change hoaxers and other commies have quietly doubled the cost of energy, which costs the typical person a hundred dollars per month. This is a stealth tax on the lower classes and people should be way more upset.

    Has anyone brought it up that more people freeze to death than die from extreme heat? Maybe global warming saves lives . . .

    It has long been demonstrated that use of fossil fuels saves lives, enhances health, improves longevity, and coincides with the advent of the greatest prosperity and human well being in the history of the world.

    Maybe this is why (so-called) fossil fuels exist? 

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  22. DrewInWisconsin, Oaf Member
    DrewInWisconsin, Oaf
    @DrewInWisconsin

    The Scarecrow (View Comment):

    Yes. The globe has been warming for the last 11,000 years, since there was a mile thick of ice covering Rhode Island where I sit typing. No one is completely sure about these ice ages, but they seem cyclical. And the cycle seems to be at its top, and ready to switch to the other direction.

    Furthermore, we’re at a historically low point in terms of atmospheric CO2. We really can’t survive with much less. More CO2 means a greener earth and the ability to feed more people. (Which is probably why the proggies are against it.)

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  23. DonG (CAGW is a hoax) Coolidge
    DonG (CAGW is a hoax)
    @DonG

    DrewInWisconsin, Oaf (View Comment):

    The Scarecrow (View Comment):

    Yes. The globe has been warming for the last 11,000 years, since there was a mile thick of ice covering Rhode Island where I sit typing. No one is completely sure about these ice ages, but they seem cyclical. And the cycle seems to be at its top, and ready to switch to the other direction.

    Furthermore, we’re at a historically low point in terms of atmospheric CO2. We really can’t survive with much less. More CO2 means a greener earth and the ability to feed more people. (Which is probably why the proggies are against it.)

    Actually we have nicely recovered from the lows of 200 years ago.  The CO2 levels were getting down near a dangerous level where life as we know it does not work on earth.  Large plants and animals would suffer first.   The decline is due to CO2 being permanently locked into limestone by sea life.  Lucky for the earth that humans came along to free CO2 from coal and limestone.  The coal comes from a time, when CO2 was captured by trees that could not be broken down by nature.  Before trees existed, no coal.  Once tree fibers could be broken down by a new fungus, no coal.

    Yes, cold kills more than heat.  Yes, when the ice age resumes, that will an adaption challenge.

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  24. Flicker Coolidge
    Flicker
    @Flicker

    DrewInWisconsin, Oaf (View Comment):

    The COP26 Plan to Keep Africa Poor

    And it’s being speculated that “the reason that they released the omicron [or Omnichrom] variant down there is because the want to shut out South Africa.”

    Also, I read excerpts from a lefty article about Omnichrom that said that those infected were from southern Africa, like several were from Nigeria.  What?!  Only a lefty would say Nigeria is in southern Africa.

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  25. Arahant Member
    Arahant
    @Arahant

    Flicker (View Comment):
    Also, I read excerpts from a lefty article about Omnichrom that said that those infected were from southern Africa, like several were from Nigeria.  What?!  Only a lefty would say Nigeria is in southern Africa.

    Certainly sub-Saharan Africa, but more Western than Southern.

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  26. Flicker Coolidge
    Flicker
    @Flicker

    Arahant (View Comment):

    Flicker (View Comment):
    Also, I read excerpts from a lefty article about Omnichrom that said that those infected were from southern Africa, like several were from Nigeria. What?! Only a lefty would say Nigeria is in southern Africa.

    Certainly sub-Saharan Africa, but more Western than Southern.

    Western, yes.  But southern?  He was thinking of all of sub-Saharan Africa as “southern”.  You don’t even need a globe for this, just knowing where Nigeria is.  :)

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  27. The Scarecrow Thatcher
    The Scarecrow
    @TheScarecrow

    I have never forgotten reading The Deep Hot Biosphere, by Thomas Gold here at Cornell. He postulates many things, among them that petroleum is not “fossil fuel” in any way other than it is often discovered along side decayed plant life or whatever, and that this is a coincidence.

    He suggests that petroleum was a byproduct of planetary formation, and that it is bubbling up here and there, like any other outgassing or volcanic release, or any other normal geologic effects.

    That a clever and intelligent agency (us) (didn’t want “intelligent” to throw you off) could discover and make use of a substance which, when combined with an oxygen atmosphere, could be the greatest source of portable, storable, practically endless energy is an amazing thing.

    And that by using it, we would be releasing carbon (and other things) back into the environment, as part of the natural functioning of planetary equilibrium, is no more far-fetched than their talk of Gaia. In fact it’s the same thing. Why are they so against our being a part of the Grand Design?

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  28. TBA Coolidge
    TBA
    @RobtGilsdorf

    The Scarecrow (View Comment):

    I have never forgotten reading The Deep Hot Biosphere, by Thomas Gold here at Cornell. He postulates many things, among them that petroleum is not “fossil fuel” in any way other than it is often discovered along side decayed plant life or whatever, and that this is a coincidence.

    He suggests that petroleum was a byproduct of planetary formation, and that it is bubbling up here and there, like any other outgassing or volcanic release, or any other normal geologic effects.

    That a clever and intelligent agency (us) (didn’t want “intelligent” to throw you off) could discover and make use of a substance which, when combined with an oxygen atmosphere, could be the greatest source of portable, storable, practically endless energy is an amazing thing.

    And that by using it, we would be releasing carbon (and other things) back into the environment, as part of the natural functioning of planetary equilibrium, is no more far-fetched than their talk of Gaia. In fact it’s the same thing. Why are they so against our being a part of the Grand Design?

    Because they don’t believe in Satan but they still need a snake for the Garden. 

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  29. Nanocelt TheContrarian Member
    Nanocelt TheContrarian
    @NanoceltTheContrarian

    DonG (CAGW is a hoax) (View Comment):

    DrewInWisconsin, Oaf (View Comment):

    The Scarecrow (View Comment):

    Yes. The globe has been warming for the last 11,000 years, since there was a mile thick of ice covering Rhode Island where I sit typing. No one is completely sure about these ice ages, but they seem cyclical. And the cycle seems to be at its top, and ready to switch to the other direction.

    Furthermore, we’re at a historically low point in terms of atmospheric CO2. We really can’t survive with much less. More CO2 means a greener earth and the ability to feed more people. (Which is probably why the proggies are against it.)

    Actually we have nicely recovered from the lows of 200 years ago. The CO2 levels were getting down near a dangerous level where life as we know it does not work on earth. Large plants and animals would suffer first. The decline is due to CO2 being permanently locked into limestone by sea life. Lucky for the earth that humans came along to free CO2 from coal and limestone. The coal comes from a time, when CO2 was captured by trees that could not be broken down by nature. Before trees existed, no coal. Once tree fibers could be broken down by a new fungus, no coal.

    Yes, cold kills more than heat. Yes, when the ice age resumes, that will an adaption challenge.

    FREE SEQUESTERED CARBON!  BURN FOSSIL FUELS!

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