We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Whether the "research" is about medicines, climate, sociology, or whatever, greedy human nature always finds a place for itself. This is why we, at Maggie's, always assume a skeptical posture towards "studies."
Most "studies" show that researchers want to get money and jobs for doing studies.
Government funded "climate science" reeks of corruption:
NONE of the wild-eyed predictions of climate doom and disruption have happened. But with the profligate federal government shoveling over $98 BILLION into "studying climate change" over the past decade, professional ethics is defenestrated and rampant greed becomes the motive. And you don't get grants of taxpayer loot unless you do the Chicken Little act.
Biggest con in history. The climate is aways changing. Some areas get cooler, some warmer. These crooks get all that money. And the beauty of it is, they never have to produce anything but their self serving "research" papers. I'm old enough to remember all the stories, just as authoritive, in the 70's saying we were heading into another ice age.