If only Global Warming Required the Same Level Scrutiny of Real Science

Posted by PITHOCRATES - November 19th, 2011

Week in Review

Now this is science.  A second experiment was done showing particles moving faster than the speed of light.  Yet some are still skeptical (see Second experiment confirms faster-than-light particles by Brian Vastag posted 11/17/2011 on The Washington Post).

While the second experiment “has made an important test of consistency of its result,” Ferroni added, “a final word can only be said by analogous measurements performed elsewhere in the world.”

That is, more tests are needed, and on other experimental setups. There is still a large crowd of skeptical physicists who suspect that the original measurement done in September was an error.

Should the results stand, they would upend more than a century of modern physics.

Imagine that.  Twice now they’ve sped particles past the speed of light in a laboratory environment.  But some are still skeptical.  And yet global warming is a scientific fact.  Even though global warming is pure conjecture.  With no way possible to test this theory in the laboratory.  And no way to review empirical data going back through the previous ice ages to see if this ‘warming’ is any different from warming that pushed glaciers some thousand miles or more.  Because there is no empirical data that predates modern man.

So what’s the difference between these two?  One is science subjected to rigorous testing.  The other is not.  But rather something accepted on faith.  So they can implement environmental regulations.  Create silly things like carbon trading.  So they can collect a lot of fines and fees.  While making our lives more difficult.

If only global warming required the same level scrutiny of real science.

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