Thank you DaveScott for the post below, which contains some of the most convincing material on the falsification of the anthropogenic global warming hypothesis I have seen yet. I write this separate post to highlight this statement by Professor Carter, the scientist providing the data:
“And I started with a picture on my title slide of a Salvador Dali painting. I forgot to say that being a professional scientist, at the moment, is like living in a Salvador Dali painting. You are surrounded by these exquisitely detailed scientific interpretations done by scientists who are fellows of the Royal Academy, leading scientists in the world, and they are nearly all imaginary.”
I hope those of you who have wondered why we post global warming material on a site devoted to the ID issue now understand the parallel. For political, philosophical (and dare I say “religious”) reasons, the global warming crowd uses computer projections to IMAGINE a problem, and before you know it their imaginary problem has become a scientific consensus. For philosophical, religious and (probably political) reasons, Darwinists imagine that life developed according to Darwinian principles (remember, in Darwinism the imagination of the researcher counts as evidence for the theory), and lo and behold, a scientific consenus has arisen.
The key thing to rememember is that the scientific consensus then becomes self-perpetuating, because anyone who challenges the orthodoxy gets Gonzalized (a new term I’ve coined which is similar to being “Borked” in politics).