September 30, 2010

It's Science Time again with Ron Johnson

Item: AGW unsubstantiated theory; must be "certain" and "proven"

He's not asking for much, is he.
"I'm not even sure if, if it were a fact, whether we could do anything about it anyway," Ron Johnson added later.
Either he means it's too late — the Goreaclean Catastrophes are upon us — or else it actually doesn't occur to him that reducing burning the hell out of our hydrocarbon deposits could do something about it.

If that's what's causing the trend, then of course mitigating the cause is going to have some effect on the trend. Likely a positive effect, if it's a negative and alarming trend. Wouldn't an accountant know that?
Nothing in science is 100 percent certain. Johnson said the uncertainty proves his point: "I don't need to go any further."
Now that's just the sort of penetrating brain you want in the Senate.

4 comments:

John Foust said...

"We've got to create jobs," he said. "We've got to create economic growth.

Oh, yeah, I remember that essay in the Objectivist Newsletter. I think it was the June 1964 issue.

Free Lunch said...

Speaking of Objectivists, do the religious folks who are going ga-ga over RoJo have any idea how much contempt Ayn Rand has for religion, religious leaders and religious followers? Rand made it quite clear that one cannot be a fan of hers and a Christian. Apparently RoJo is just a 'business believer' who claims to believe because it's good for business.

illusory tenant said...

The same thing goes for Paul Ryan.

John Foust said...

As with religion, apparently you can pick and choose which verses you want to believe, which are allegory, and which are cute but irrelevant historical bits.

Rand, however, would probably dismiss them on their taste in music alone. Whim-worshippers!