söndag 3 februari 2013

Politicised Nobel Laureate Science

An Open Letter to the American People signed by 68 Nobel Lauerates endorsed reelection of Obama
in 2012 with the following motivation (repeated in a political speech after the Nobel dinner by Chemistry Awardee Lefkowitz, see PS below):
  • President Obama understands the key role science has played in building a prosperous America, has delivered on his promise to renew our faith in science-based decision making and has championed investment in science and technology research that is the engine of our economy. 
  • He has built strong programs to educate young Americans in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics and programs to provide Americans the training they need to keep pace with a technology-driven economy. 
  • His opponent supports a budget that, if implemented, would devastate a long tradition of support for depends, as never before, on innovation. He has also taken positions that privilege ideology over clear scientific evidence on climate change. 
  • As a nation we must continue the investments that revolutionized agriculture, invented the Internet, gave us modern medicine and enabled a strong national defense. 
  • Abandoning this tradition would be ways to science and innovation, we urge you to join us in working to ensure the reelection of President Obama.
We read that Obama is to be preferred before His Opponent because Obama would not (like His Opponent) take positions that: 
  • privilege ideology over clear scientific evidence on climate change. 
But this statement contradicts observation: Everyone knows that in Obama's climate politics ideology privileges over clear scientific evidence, something which is questioned by His Opponent. 

The 68 Laureates thus let ideology, obviously with expectations of continued generous Democratic support to basic physics and chemistry in particular, privilege over clear scientific evidence. It is a collapse of scientific values which tells us something about our post-modern society.

The Open Letter can be seen as a shameless support of the BIG BLUFF of CO2 alarmism. And who can question the combined wisdom of 68 Nobel Lauraetes?

Compare with Science must be seen to bridge the political divide.

PS Nobel Laureate Lefkowitz told the Swedish King (starting at 3 min 50 sec) in his speech:
  • We just had a presidential election in the US. One of the fought-lines in the campaign was the role of science plays in shaping public policy decisions. 
  • A clear anti-science bias was apparent in many who sought the presidential nomination of one of our major political parties. 
  • This was manifest as a refusal to accept, for example, the theory of evolution, the existence of global warming much less the role of humans in this process, the value of vaccines or ... stem cell research. 
  • Each of us Laureates aspires in our own way to do what we can to counter this.... anti-science.     
The King was comforted by the message that all scientists (and they are many) who do not see clear evidence of anthropogenic global warming, represent anti-science and will be blocked from government science grants by Lefkowitz and his Laureate buddies acting through Obama, because this was the same message the King had from the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.

1 kommentar:

  1. Good for you to realize this. I wrote a letter to President-Elect Obama the very day after the 2008 election, of quite opposite import to the Nobelists' letter (which I was unaware of before now), and I put my letter on my blog 6 months later, in May 2009, as part of my "Challenge to Science" series of posts:

    Challenge to Science III: The "gods", the design, and man"

    The hard truth is, the incompetent climate science is just the tip of the iceberg, and the world is in real trouble, with scientists deluded by unquestioned dogma (incompetent fundamental theories and assumptions) on all fronts. My independent research, going back to the mid-1990's, has opened the door to a new paradigm--the once and future paradigm of deliberate past re-formation (re-design) of the Earth and solar system. Modern students of science have been taught to fear the abuses of religion, and have thereby been cut off from the shards of wisdom that anciently could only have been passed down, in a barbaric time of no books and no real science, in religious metaphor (the earliest myths of the world, about the "gods" and their Earth-shaping deeds). So what may appear to be merely a monumental screw-up by climate scientists is really only one symptom of a culminating disintegration of science, with as yet no sign that my work will be heeded and the new true paradigm properly ensconced among the academics and other professional truthseekers. On the other side of the present troubles lies brilliant new understanding of age-old mysteries--but the world has to be led out of the obstinately-clasped darkness of mass scientific delusion, that has been moving toward culmination throughout our lifetimes.