The late Dr. Michael Crichton in a speech at the California Institute of Technology made the following observation:

“I want to …talk about … the rise of what has been called consensus science. I regard consensus science as an extremely pernicious development that ought to be stopped cold in its tracks. Historically, the claim of consensus has been the first refuge of scoundrels; it is a way to avoid debate by claiming that the matter is already settled. …

“Let’s be clear: the work of science has nothing whatever to do with consensus. Consensus is the business of politics. Science, on the contrary, requires only one investigator who happens to be right, which means that he or she has results that are verifiable by reference to the real world. In science consensus is irrelevant. What is relevant is reproducible results … .

“There is no such thing as consensus science. If it’s consensus, it isn’t science. If it’s science, it isn’t consensus. … .”  … Consensus is invoked only in situations where the science is not solid enough. Nobody says the consensus of scientists agrees that E = mc². Nobody says the consensus is that the sun is 93 million miles away. It would never occur to anyone to speak that way.”

 In recent decades, the term consensus science has come to be associated with climate change/global warming.  The appeal to a consensus has been used to avoid honest and open debate about the extent of human influence on the climate system.  Climate change has become the poster child for the widely documented corruption in many fields of science resulting from competition for funding, tying funding to specific policy outcomes, and the increasing pressure to publish or perish.

Norman Rogers in the May 14 issue of the American Thinker began his article citing President Eisenhower’s farewell address warning that a “scientific-technological elite” dependent on government money would exert undue influence on government policy”. Scientific advice to policy makers has become heavily influenced by political agendas and rewards to organizations and scientists that provide the necessary scientific support for political objectives.  In the case of climate change, the influence can be traced back to the White House and Al Gore.

More Here: http://fuelfix.com/blog/2014/10/05/the-corruption-of-science/

Views: 595

Replies to This Discussion

He's absolutely right, "consensus science" is not science at all but a process where scientists are bought to express the predetermined results and conclusions, much like in corrupt politics. "Consensus science" is corrupt.

RE: “Let’s be clear: the work of science has nothing whatever to do with consensus. Consensus is the business of politics..."

And politics it is.

In Canada, that's all that it boils down to.

Case in point was the "wrongful dismissal' of Dr. Shiv Chopra, a scientist with the Federal Government of Canada (Health Canada) who spoke out regarding Monsanto's Bovine Growth Hormone drug which was to be approved by him, and to which he refused to sign off on, for more obvious reasons known to us now.

Dr. Chopra wrote a book about this life changing event:

Corrupt to the Core: Memoirs of a Health Canada Whistleblower

Here is a recent example; a perfect example of how "Consensus is the business of politics...POLICY"

Un-muzzle the scientists? Not so fast - Those with the lab coats do...

Un-muzzle the scientists?: Critics say “Yes, please” - Government s...

Shiv Chopra - Issues about Health and Food Safety

http://shivchopra.com/category/corrupt-to-the-core/

RSS

 

 

Latest Activity

James T. Kirk posted videos
2 hours ago
Phyllis Maka posted blog posts
2 hours ago
Galen Young commented on Boris Badenov's blog post "Inaccessible" North Carolina Nuclear Plant Declares "Unusual Event" During Storm-Driven "Hot Shutdown"
"Doc Vega -I live in an area where our roads flood sometimes. What else can be done to 'prepare'? We park our cars on higher ground so they don't get washed away, that is about all you can do. The facility does have generators, the…"
2 hours ago
James T. Kirk favorited Deep Space's photo
2 hours ago
James T. Kirk favorited Robert UnitedWeStand's video
2 hours ago
James T. Kirk and Sweettina2 are now friends
2 hours ago
Chris of the family Masters favorited James T. Kirk's status
2 hours ago
james ha commented on Boris Badenov's blog post "Inaccessible" North Carolina Nuclear Plant Declares "Unusual Event" During Storm-Driven "Hot Shutdown"
"hey even hippie boys out here on the west coast are prepared for the east coast hurricames with the umbrellas. just in case."
2 hours ago
James T. Kirk posted a status
2 hours ago
James T. Kirk posted a status
2 hours ago
Chris of the family Masters favorited Deep Space's photo
3 hours ago
Deep Space posted a photo
4 hours ago
Chris of the family Masters commented on Chris of the family Masters's blog post Example of Phishing Email.
"Got funds for you, just tell us your name...."
4 hours ago
Chris of the family Masters commented on Diana's photo
Thumbnail

He Has My Vote

"He will also work for food, alone"
5 hours ago
Deep Space commented on Deep Space's video
Thumbnail

Desmond Is Amazing - A Drag Kid Changing The World

"I always thought people who dressed their pets in funny costumes were pure evil..."
5 hours ago
Diana posted a video

Deep State Unmasked: State Dept on Hidden Cam "Resist Everything" "I Have Nothing to Lose"

Project Veritas has released the first installment in an undercover video series unmasking the deep state. The video features a State Department employee, St...
5 hours ago
Diana replied to DTOM's discussion WASHINGTON STATE - Initiative 1639 - The latest assault on 2A private arm ownership is here!
""A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." The gov't has already infringed by "requiring" permits, now they want to…"
5 hours ago
Doc Vega commented on Boris Badenov's blog post "Inaccessible" North Carolina Nuclear Plant Declares "Unusual Event" During Storm-Driven "Hot Shutdown"
"t would seem to me that if they had plenty of time to prepare for the supposed hurricane how is it that something as crucial as a nuclear reactor facility would have redundant back up systems!"
5 hours ago
Diana commented on Deep Space's video
Thumbnail

Desmond Is Amazing - A Drag Kid Changing The World

"Both parents are unemployed and have a GoFundMe Page, but I'm sure they are not using this child.   www.gofundme.com/DesmondAmazing"
6 hours ago

Please remember this website is supported by your donations...

© 2018   Created by truth.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service

content and site copyright 12160.info 2007-2015 - all rights reserved. unless otherwise noted