Thursday, June 09, 2005

Score one for the Time Cube guy

Scientists lose control Dang. This is just disappointing. There's not a line in here clarifying that only "Corporate sponsored rat coddlers" or "Intelligent design theorists" were polled.
It means that the science community, while never in it's history having been established as stainless, fails on a very large level to strive for better. This study will become fodder for a lot of causes that have been calling for the end of rationalism and hurt a lot of good work and that's a shame.
Anyone up for a pool? I'll take global warming as a target within three days.
At least brewers are still considered artists, although that will bring me small comfort as the earth roils in its greenhouse ten years from now and I watch my beer boiling in it's bottle in November.


Anonymous jonathan said...

You are right on target with what you say. If a pool is to be done, I take stem cell research.

8:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not that this is exactly the same thing, but I read it on the same day. From USA Today:

The New York Times reported Wednesday that Philip Cooney, chief of staff for the White House Council on Environmental Quality, changed descriptions of climate research approved by government scientists.

The Times said that Cooney, a lawyer and former lobbyist with the American Petroleum Institute, made notes on drafts of reports issued in 2002 and 2003, removing or adjusting language on climate research.

Some of the changes were as subtle as adding the words "significant and fundamental" before the word "uncertainties," the Times reported. In one section, he crossed out a paragraph describing the projected reduction of glaciers and snowpack, the newspaper said.

White House spokesman Scott McClellan said in a press briefing that Cooney's editing was part of a broad review by 15 federal agencies, including policy people like Cooney as well as scientists. "Everybody who is involved in these issues should have input in these reports, and that's all this is," he says.

I think gravity tends to pull me toward the earth, but maybe I should get some more input on that. --Jeff

8:15 PM  
Blogger Mr. Wentz said...

I've got more input for you, Jeff. Global Heavying. I've been taking randomly timed measurements for about 25 years now. The gravity pull on my control group has almost doubled since the beginning of the study.

This explains a lot. People getting heavier? Not Their Fault. Restaurant portions getting much larger? They measure portion size by weight. A Humvee actually weighs the same as a Volkswagon Beetle in 1968 pounds. It all fits.

8:48 PM  

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