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  • Wrong Again: 50 Years of Failed Eco-pocalyptic Predictions

    How many of you are old enough to remember all of these failed doomsday prophecies?

    https://cei.org/blog/wrong-again-50-...ic-predictions
    Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.

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    The more sensationalist the prediction is gets someone somewhat famous and they receive more funding to prove their predictions right and the media gets larger audiences hooked on their bogus predictions.
    Nothing wrong with that is there?

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    • #3
      Okay.... that's pretty embarassing.
      What do you want people to do about it, give up?

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      • #4
        Be aware, scientist are not immune from buying in to doomsday prophesies , but the fact that they are looked up to as people of great and unquestionable intelligence doesn't make them the final word. The Green Movement has taken on the same following as a old time hell fire and doomsday preacher. With the goal of causing a panic
        Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Urban hermit View Post
          How many of you are old enough to remember all of these failed doomsday prophecies?

          https://cei.org/blog/wrong-again-50-...ic-predictions
          Seems to be alot of headlines from newspapers.......last time I checked newspapers aren't really reliable sources of scientific information.

          Some reporters are a lot like climate denial bloggers, scientifically illiterate idiots out for attention and financial gain.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Urban hermit View Post
            How many of you are old enough to remember all of these failed doomsday prophecies?

            https://cei.org/blog/wrong-again-50-...ic-predictions
            How many of these prophecies came from official statements that represented the views of scientific bodies?
            Last edited by pamak; 09 Oct 19, 20:31.
            My most dangerous mission: I landed in the middle of an enemy tank battalion and I immediately, started spraying bullets killing everybody around me having fun up until my computer froze...

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Snowshoveler View Post
              The more sensationalist the prediction is gets someone somewhat famous and they receive more funding to prove their predictions right and the media gets larger audiences hooked on their bogus predictions.
              Nothing wrong with that is there?
              Everything is wrong with that. The idea is to advance serious science, not sensationalism.
              Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Who is watching the watchers?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post

                Everything is wrong with that. The idea is to advance serious science, not sensationalism.
                They’re a joke every prediction loonier than the last it’s like they’re having a contest to out loony each other.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Jutland View Post

                  Seems to be alot of headlines from newspapers.......last time I checked newspapers aren't really reliable sources of scientific information.

                  Some reporters are a lot like climate denial bloggers, scientifically illiterate idiots out for attention and financial gain.
                  Labeling those with opposing views as "scientifically illiterate idiots" doe not advance your cause, but theirs. The first rule of denial is to publicly denigrate the opposition with crude labels.

                  Maybe the "scientifically illiterate idiots" are those espousing the climatology cult such as the self-enriching Al Gore.

                  Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Who is watching the watchers?

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                  • #10
                    I hold flat earth believers in the same light as those who mislead the public using graphs, charts and predictions based on short sighted data collected and culled with the intention of leading us to a preconceived conclusion.
                    The hole in the Ozone panic is a perfect example of researchers and " scientist " ( more likely grad students) whose conclusions lead to billions of dollars allocated by many nations to study a phenomenon that turned out to be nothing.
                    What, you may ask is the harm? A few scientist made poor calculations and innocently caused a minor panic..... Children were told the ho.e in the Ozone would doom us, businesses were ordered to change practices, all for nothing.
                    How many elementary school children have been brainwashed into believing mankind was doomed?
                    Is there a link to the constant haraunging, this steady drum beat of doom, and suicide?
                    think about how many million of children world wide ha e grown up believing there is no reason to liven we are all going to die in 20 years?
                    That's the damage in allowing these untested theories to be put into our school curriculum and to have any scientist who questions these conclusions dismissed out of hand.
                    Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Urban hermit View Post
                      I hold flat earth believers in the same light as those who mislead the public using graphs, charts and predictions based on short sighted data collected and culled with the intention of leading us to a preconceived conclusion.
                      The hole in the Ozone panic is a perfect example of researchers and " scientist " ( more likely grad students) whose conclusions lead to billions of dollars allocated by many nations to study a phenomenon that turned out to be nothing.
                      What, you may ask is the harm? A few scientist made poor calculations and innocently caused a minor panic..... Children were told the ho.e in the Ozone would doom us, businesses were ordered to change practices, all for nothing.
                      How many elementary school children have been brainwashed into believing mankind was doomed?
                      Is there a link to the constant haraunging, this steady drum beat of doom, and suicide?
                      think about how many million of children world wide ha e grown up believing there is no reason to liven we are all going to die in 20 years?
                      That's the damage in allowing these untested theories to be put into our school curriculum and to have any scientist who questions these conclusions dismissed out of hand.
                      Look at nuclear power. The public is fed a steady diet of apocalyptic disaster scenarios in media and the few actual accidents are ballooned into end of the world stuff.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Jutland View Post

                        Seems to be alot of headlines from newspapers.......last time I checked newspapers aren't really reliable sources of scientific information.

                        Some reporters are a lot like climate denial bloggers, scientifically illiterate idiots out for attention and financial gain.
                        The headlines were not made up, they are headlines, designed to get you to read the article.
                        Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Urban hermit View Post

                          The headlines were not made up, they are headlines, designed to get you to read the article.
                          Talking about people in denial it’s not the media making up anything they’re just reporting what the scientists are telling them on what they believe will happen.
                          Even grade schoolers can figure that out jeez.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Urban hermit View Post

                            The headlines were not made up, they are headlines, designed to get you to read the article.
                            And do these articles contained detailed analysis or even a basic understanding of the science they are talking about?

                            Again I will use the climate denial blogs as an example of failure; the climate shtick blog posts a dramatic headline based on a recent study, the other denial blogs follow suit..... It wasn't until one of the scientists contacted the blogs to contest their conclusions that it emerged that the bloggers not only had misunderstood the papers data, methodology and conclusions thy hadn't even Read the study.....

                            It's easy to misunderstand or misrepresent science today..... It was even easier back then.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Snowshoveler View Post

                              Talking about people in denial it’s not the media making up anything they’re just reporting what the scientists are telling them on what they believe will happen.
                              Even grade schoolers can figure that out jeez.
                              My point exactly,
                              Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.

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