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: 610

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

"Destroying the New World Order"

THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING THE SITE!

mobile page

12160.info/m

12160 Administrators

 

TOP CONTENT THIS WEEK

Latest Activity

Chris of the family Masters favorited Bob Renner's photo
1 hour ago
Chris of the family Masters posted a status
"I'm not allowed to see Bernie Madoff video...."
1 hour ago
Central Scrutinizer favorited Bob Renner's photo
4 hours ago
Central Scrutinizer commented on Central Scrutinizer's video
Thumbnail

Ponzi Schemer Bernie Madoff Dies in Federal Prison at Age 82

"Anybody ever tell ya Bernie....pppssssssttttt.... Ya can't take it with ya there dumbass Enjoy…"
4 hours ago
Central Scrutinizer posted videos
4 hours ago
Patrick C Conway favorited Bob Renner's photo
8 hours ago
Patrick C Conway favorited Bob Renner's photo
8 hours ago
Patrick C Conway favorited Bob Renner's photo
8 hours ago
Patrick C Conway favorited Bob Renner's photo
8 hours ago
Patrick C Conway favorited rlionhearted_3's photo
8 hours ago
Bob Renner posted photos
16 hours ago
Ragnarok posted videos
17 hours ago
Ragnarok favorited cheeki kea's photo
17 hours ago
steve commented on cheeki kea's photo
Thumbnail

Racist book on sale at Target

"LORD, Please help me to remain a so called RAAAAACIIIIIIISSSTT so that I may enjoy what I was BORN…"
19 hours ago
cheeki kea posted photos
20 hours ago
rlionhearted_3 posted photos
20 hours ago
Larry Flinchpaugh commented on Larry Flinchpaugh's blog post Will Smith’s Movie Production Leaves Georgia Over Voting Law, Gets Hit With Karma
"“At this moment in time, the Nation is coming to terms with its history and is attempting to…"
20 hours ago
cheeki kea commented on cheeki kea's photo
20 hours ago
Hyper Loose posted a blog post

CEO's Coming Out Showing Just How Worthless, Useless & Asinine They Are

Here we go with America's most hypocritical group of money supremacists all of whom are compensated…See More
21 hours ago
Ragnarok favorited Central Scrutinizer's photo
21 hours ago

© 2021   Created by truth.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service

content and site copyright 12160.info 2007-2019 - all rights reserved. unless otherwise noted