Friday, February 19, 2010

Tyranny Of Dogma In Science

The common public relations front which scientists naturally like to put out there for all to see is that they are not like the political world, the religious world, or any other world that uses dogma in place of method.

There are those who set forth a lot of documentation to counter that notion, and to point out that it is a myth:

"Textbooks present science as a noble search for truth, in which progress depends on questioning established ideas. But for many scientists, this is a cruel myth. They know from bitter experience that disagreeing with the dominant view is dangerous - especially when that view is backed by powerful interest groups. Call it suppression of intellectual dissent. The usual pattern is that someone does research or speaks out in a way that threatens a powerful interest group, typically a government, industry or professional body. As a result, representatives of that group attack the critic's ideas or the critic personally-by censoring writing, blocking publications, denying appointments or promotions, withdrawing research grants, taking legal actions, harassing, blacklisting, spreading rumors."

(The Suppression of Inconvenient Facts). It would be one thing if our science had a track record of always being correct, never having to change fundamental doctrines or theories, but that is far from the case.

The case is that fundamental scientific dogma changes, and it seems that yet another dogma has bitten the dust:

A temple complex in turkey that predates even the pyramids is rewriting the story of human evolution ...

The new discoveries are finally beginning to reshape the slow-moving consensus of archeology. Göbekli Tepe is "unbelievably big and amazing, at a ridiculously early date," according to Ian Hodder, director of Stanford's archeology program. Enthusing over the "huge great stones and fantastic, highly refined art" at Göbekli, Hodder—who has spent decades on rival Neolithic sites—says: "Many people think that it changes everything … It overturns the whole apple cart. All our theories were wrong."

(Newsweek, see video below). This is another one of those situations we are constantly pointing out.

We caution the scientific world that it has no business whatsoever denigrating people or ideas contrary to current dogma.

It is time for us to start recognizing how primitive our science is, instead of how enlightened it is, so that we can get where we must to avoid extinction.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The Extinction Clock Nears Midnight

Most of us have heard of the "doomsday clock", which is moved closer or further away from midnight from time to time.

It is arbitrary, so it is not linked, in any specific scientific manner, to the reality of human extinction.

Here on this blog we feel that the earth and cosmos are the ultimate clock, so we see the "doomsday clock" as being somewhat farcical.

Doom is not a function of midnight, old, or young, rather it is a function of ignorance, which is composed of ignoring.

Lake Baikal is said to be the deepest fresh water lake on the planet which holds one of each five gallons of all the Earth's surface fresh water.

Nevertheless, governments do not respect the wisdom of age, thus the oldest and the youngest are all threatened by government dysfunction (doom) worldwide.

Russia, under the control of Putin, is following the example of the ecocidal mania of governments worldwide, and is now threatening Lake Baikal:

As the oldest, largest and deepest lake on planet Earth, ancient Lake Baikal is known as the “grand dame” of all lakes. UNESCO declared it a World Heritage due to its stunning bio-diversity. Most of its 2500 some odd plant and animal species, including the freshwater seal, evolved in pristine isolation and are found nowhere else on the planet.

In late January, Russian police raided the offices of the Baikal Environmental Wave group after it criticized a plan to reopen a paper mill next to Lake Baikal in Siberia that had been closed since 2008 due to pollution fears. Russian PM Vladimir Putin decreed that the mill could reopen. The Baikalsk Paper and Pulp Mill is the biggest employer in Baikalsk, a town of 17,000. The mill is owned by Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska.

(Daily Galaxy). The ecocidal sameness of governments really comes out, under the microscope of comparative observation, doesn't it?

The U.S. is ramping up construction of nuclear power plants even though Russia has shown us Chernobyl, we have 3-mile Island, Italy has the mafia ocean killers, and everyone everywhere knows the planet is being destroyed.

Meanwhile, the clock is ticking.