Mark Twain Explains The Global Warming Consensus

“There is something fascinating about science. One gets such wholesale returns of conjecture out of such a trifling investment of fact.”

― Mark Twain

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25 Responses to Mark Twain Explains The Global Warming Consensus

  1. tom0mason says:

    Well these days, Mr. Samuel Clemens we get so much more from our scientists, including political grandstanding, sophistry, deceit, data tampering and a whole lot more. And of course you were talking about honest science, something that is very rare these days.

    • Justa Joe says:

      Twain’s quote is pretty kind when you consider the likes of Margaret Mead and Mikey Mann. The likes of those two consider the facts to be their enemies and set out to destroy them.

  2. gator69 says:

    Sadly there are no ‘trifling investments’ where CAGW is concerned, vast amounts of valuable resources are being pissed away by psychopaths.

  3. sabretoothed says:

  4. omanuel says:

    Climategate has been a blessing in disguise. It caught the attention of talented citizens, like Steven Goddard, and gave each one of us the tools to decipher the New World Order, “settled science,” “consensus science,” “standard models,” etc., for ourselves if we will:

    _ a.) Study reliable observations of the Sun – Earth’s heat source – and
    _ b.) Diligently put together the pieces of this 69-year old puzzle:

    Click to access A_69_Year_Puzzle.pdf


    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/10640850/A_69_Year_Puzzle.doc

    PS – It will be helpful if you remember that Dr. Kazuo Kuroda was the nuclear geochemist that took possession of Japan’s A-bomb plans in 1945. He became my research mentor in 1960, assigning a research project that would uncover information forbidden to the public after 1945.

  5. geran says:

    I don’t think I’ve ever seen the quote before, but it’s GREAT!

    Thanks for sharing.

  6. darrylb says:

    Here is the full quote which I often used in the beginning of a basic science class to introduce error

    In the space of one hundred and seventy-six years the Lower Mississippi has shortened itself two hundred and forty-two miles. That is an average of a trifle over one mile and a third per year. Therefore, any calm person, who is not blind or idiotic, can see that in the old Oolitic Silurian Period, must a million years ago next November, the Lower Mississippi River was upward of one million three hundred thousand miles long, and stuck out over the Gulf of Mexico like a fishing-rod. And by the same token any person can see that seven hundred and forty-two years from now the Lower Mississippi will be only a mile and three-quarters long, and Cairo and New Orleans will have their streets joined together, and be plodding comfortably along under a single mayor and a mutual board of aldermen. There is something fascinating about science. One gets such wholesale returns of conjecture out of such a trifling investment of fact.

  7. -=NikFromNYC=- says:

    “Faith is believing what you know ain’t so.“ – Mark Twain

    “Never let school interfere with an education.“ – Mark Twain

    “The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can’t read them.” – Mark Twain

    “Of the delights of this world, man cares most for sexual intercourse, yet he has left it out of his heaven” – Mark Twain

    “There are no grades of vanity, there are only grades of ability in concealing it.” – Mark Twain

    “Don’t part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist but you have ceased to live.” – Mark Twain

    “Habit is habit, and not to be flung out of the window by any man, but coaxed downstairs a step at a time.” – Mark Twain

  8. Jerry Gorline says:

    I came in with Halley’s Comet, it is coming again next year, and I expect to go out with it. It will be the greatest disappointment of my life if I don’t go out with Halley’s Comet. The Almighty has said, no doubt: ‘Now here are these two unaccountable freaks; they came in together, they must go out together.’ Oh, I am looking forward to that. Mark Twain 1909

  9. edonthewayup says:

    Scientific knowledge was defined in the 70’s as the consensus of the greatest number of scientist that agreed with a given theory. Now it is the consensus of the largest number of scientists financed by the largest funded government project.

  10. edonthewayup says:

    Reblogged this on Edonurwayup's Blog and commented:
    Scientific knowledge use to be, not an iron clad law, but the consensus of the majority of scientists.

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