Saturday, May 16, 2015

She Blinded Me With Science

                No major hurricane has hit the U.S. since Katrina, et. al., in 2005. This is the longest “draught” of category 3 and higher hurricanes since scientists began tracking these storms in 1851! The previous record was the eight year span from 1861-1868, during the Civil War era!
                New research from NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies, published this past week in Geophysical Research Letters, attempts to suggest this is just a coincidence. That’s right, experts are actually calling this decade-long dearth of major hurricanes, “basically dumb luck.”
                So, when there are more large hurricanes than “normal” in a given time span, that is unquestionably a man-caused phenomenon? If, however, there are far fewer than usual, that can only be a case of simple cosmic happenstance? That doesn’t sound like science- or the application of scientific method or thought- to me. In a rational world, either both would be thought to be man-caused or both considered  “basically dumb luck.”

                The glaring inconsistencies speak of an irrational rationale for these “conclusions.”

                It is ironic that the true anti-science agenda is coming from…”scientists.”

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