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.
Thanks to our Harvard physicist pal Lubos for linking the entire movie of The Great Global Warming Swindle. So many fine folks who help with the labor on Maggie's Farm - it's a blessing.
I don't know what to watch first, 300 or the Swindle. OK, I am off duty for the evening.
As a counterpoint, how is this for shrill panic-mongering?
Update: OK, I watched the whole thing. Quite engaging. They have some real heavyweights in it. What is most striking is how much money is at stake in promoting the warming scare. And yes, it's all about Mr. Sun and his spots.
The movie does need to be seen, to balance the debate. Send it around. Riehl has some good comments and summary of the points. The big problem is that people are not properly educated in science or scientific thinking, so they are prone to believing anything. The only proper attitude towards research is skepticism. Interest, but skepticism. And never trust "truth" in the world of science, because "truth" does not exist in that world.
In science, facts and theories can be "falsifiable," but Truth is always elusive. This is why most scientists are humble.