Faith in Science

If you ask someone who believes in global warming how they know it exists, they will point to science.  After all, science in its unbridled quest for knowledge and understanding is infallible.  Let’s look at a few of these examples throughout history:

  1. The earth is flat – This scientific fact was the official position of the Egyptians.  Known for being light years ahead in construction and math, ancient Egypt was no slouch with respect to knowledge.
  2. The earth is the center of the universe – Scientific fact by all but a few radical Greeks until 1800 years later when Galileo broke rank.  Since religion and governments never try to influence scientific truth, I won’t bring up Galileo’s house arrest for saying otherwise.
  3. Spontaneous Generation – Decomposing matter turning back into living organisms (eg. maggots, beetles, frogs) was not disproven until 1668 by Redi. Prior to this, if you didn’t believe rats came from moldy grain, you were somewhat of a dunce.

Since we now understand that science is never wrong, we come full circle on the global warming debate.  Apparently, the 1970’s studies predicting global cooling were accurate; they just didn’t know that global warming would cause this global cooling.  Read that again if necessary.

Hopefully science will have this all figured out before we all burn up or freeze to death.  I will embrace whatever facts are offered without cynicism or doubt.

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9 thoughts on “Faith in Science

  1. Science is certainly a finicky thing. We can only hope that those who are trying to make the predictions and pose theory as fact know what they are doing. Global warming certainly could be a possibility. I suggest we assume so, change for the better and see what happens. After all, what could be the downside to a more energy efficient society?

    -Giraffe Speak

  2. I agree that efficiency makes sense if nothing else, from an economic standpoint. However, a lot of mandates are not economically feasible and they put American Companies at an economic disadvantage with the rest of the world. This global warming issue is also an excuse for the government creating additional bureaucracy (ie. Engergy Czar).

    So no, we don’t assume these things before we reconstruct civilization around them.

  3. COMPREHENSIVE VIEW OF SCIENCE OF RELIGION (THEOLOGY)

    I have written following two papers which may lead to the realization for a higher theory of everything:

    (i) Gravitation Force is the Ultimate Creator,
    (1st Int. Conf. on Revival of Traditional Yoga, Lonavla Yoga Institute, Lonavla, January, 2006)
    (ii) In Scientific Terminology, Source of Gravitational Wave is God
    (2nd World Congress on Vedic Science, BHU, Varanasi, Feb 2007)
    I have presented these two papers at the two different International Conferences. I am now submitting some views for being considered for Unified Field Theory

    From Scriptures: (Prem Patra by His Holiness Huzur Maharaj)
    The Current which manifested in the beginning of the creation is the Current of Sabda (Sound) and of Chaitanya (Consciousness). From whom that Current issued forth is known as Soami (Supreme Being). This Current, by turning back can merge again in the Holy Feet of Supreme Being. The entire creation manifested from this current and is sustained with its energy and when the Current of the Holy Feet is withdrawn, the creation ceases to exist.This Current of the Holy Feet is the Reservoir of all energy, tastes and pleasures, knowledge, skill, shapes, forces and light etc. etc. and of the entire creation, is also the Creator of all of them.

    From Science:
    Gravitation Force is the cause of manifestation of the creation (birth of planets, stars), its sustenance and when it is withdrawn towards centre or source the entire creation ceases to exist. Photons have originated from gravitons. In black holes photons merge into gravitons. In Black Holes, Gravitational Force is so high that it does not allow even light to escape. What does it mean then? It simply means that the gravitational force at black-holes attracts light towards it with much greater velocity than the speed of light. In fact, all forces including electromagnetic force, material force (strong and weak nuclear force) all merge into gravitational force in black-holes and becomes one force there and when the creational process starts again from a Black-Hole all the forces appear (manifest) again and descends downwards to create billions of stars, planets, satellite, asteroids and various life forms.

    Hence it can be assumed that the Current of Chaitanya (Consciousness) and Gravitational Wave are the two names of the same Supreme Essence (Seed) which has brought forth the entire creation.

    All cosmological researches should be conducted keeping in view of the following philosophical facts:
    It has been stated in Bible (John I-1) “In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God, and the Word was God,”
    Mohammedans hold that God uttered ‘Kun’ (i.e. ‘Came into being’) and the creation came into being (Holy Quran, Sur. Bakr (II.117).
    In Chhandogya Upanishad it is written “Tadaikshat bahu syam prajayeyeti” (VI-2-iii) i.e. “It thought (desired) Would that I were many! Let me procreate myself!” The Aitareya Upanishad says,”Sa ikshat ‘lokannusrija’ iti (I-1-i) i.e. “He bethought himself (desired) – ‘Let me create worlds’, etc. etc.
    It is written in Chapter VII of Srimad Bhagavadgita : Sri Bhagwan said, “Arjun, now listen how with the mind attached to Me and practicing Yoga with absolute dependence on Me, you will know Me in entirety and without any shadow of doubt” (1). I shall unfold to you in its entirety this wisdom alongwith the Knowledge of the qualified aspect of God, having known which nothing else remains yet to be known in this world (2). Earth, water, fire, air, ether, mind, reason and also ego; these constitute My nature eightfold divided. This indeed is My lower (material) nature : the other than this, by which the whole universe is sustained, know it to be My higher nature in the form of Jiva, O Arjuna. (4-5). Arjuna, know that all beings have evolved from this twofold Prakriti, and that I am the source of the entire creation, and into Me again it disappears.(6)
    The Radhasoami Religion also tells that, the ‘Word’ mentioned above is in fact Current of Sound or Current of Consciousness or Prime Current of Spirituality which was issued forth from its Source, or Creator or God. This Current has later on produced light and other forces. The scientists are discussing these days about dark energy which constitute about 96% of the entire universe which is not known to us. Only 4% part of the universe is known to us by all scientific means. In fact this 96% invisible portion of the universe is the vast expanse of spirituality which can be designated as field of gravitational waves in scientific terms. Visible portion of the universe (4%) consists of consciousness (gravitational force), mental force (electromagnetic waves) and material force (strong and weak nuclear force).
    Body = Nuclear Force (weak as well as strong)
    Mind = Electromagnetic Force.
    Consciousness = Gravitation Force.
    According to Radhasoami Religion the whole Universe can be sub-divided into three grand divisions viz.
    1. Region of Pure Spirituality
    2. Region of Subtle Maya
    3. Region of Gross Maya
    Nuclear forces dominate Region of Gross Maya (Gross Material Region), Electro-magnetic forces dominate Region of Subtle Maya (Subtle Material Region) and Gravitational Force dominates Pure Spiritual Region.
    This is the only Truth which can be verified scientifically and can be termed as ‘higher theory for everything’. This also supports the statement of Sir Sahabji Maharaj that ‘the goal of science – Truth; the goal of philosophy – Ultimate Reality; and the goal of religion – God’ are the three names of same supreme essence.
    Many things are common between Current of Consciousness and Gravitational Wave.
    1. Current of consciousness can not be seen by any means and gravitational wave can also not be seen.
    2. Current of consciousness is the weakest force on earth. Its strength goes on increasing on higher regions. Gravitational force is also very weak on earth and strong on Sun and even more stronger on black holes.
    3 Tendency of both current of consciousness and gravitational waves are towards their source or centre.
    4. Current of consciousness and gravitational force are both regarded as the creator of all the celestial and terrestrial bodies of the whole universe. They are also sustainer of these and when they turn back towards their source or centre the whole universe will collapse.
    Hence it can be assumed that the source of current of consciousness and gravitational wave is the same i.e. God or ultimate creator.
    This theory is based on scientific deduction. In scientific terms it can be said that the ‘gravitons’ are the elementaryparticle which was issued forth in the beginning of the creation accompanying with sound ‘Radha’
    Many views on the Origin of Universe are available. Most popular view is that universe was born with a big-bang from a highly dense energy point. But I have some different view on it. I think the universe was not born from a concentrated point or ball like structure but it has been evolved from an infinite vast expanse of field of gravity. Philosophically or religiously we may call it field of consciousness or spirituality.
    A great flow of current of gravitation force descended down from this source and has created many regions of pure gravitation force below it. This was the creation for quite some time in the first phase of the creational process. In the second phase, with a Big-Bang, when the current of gravitation force further descended down then electromagnetic forces and matter (weak and strong nuclear forces)manifested and the entire universe of the second phase was completed with the admixture of all the forces viz., gravitation force, electromagnetic forces, and matter (weak and strong nuclear forces. The completion of the whole cosmos in two phases was also hinted in one of the speeches of Prof. J.V.Narlikar some years back. When the process of creation of universe reverts back the matter merges into electromagnetic force and then finally electromagnetic forces merge into gravitation force and nothing remains except field of gravity. The cycle of universe completes like this.

  4. So, in order to try to deny that humans are creating or greatly affecting climate change you have to go back to the ancient Egyptians and the 1600’s? Sad. NO ONE SAID scientists are never wrong. And you know it. But, SERIOUSLY now, the question is WHO are Y-O-U to dispute the C-O-N-S-E-N-S-U-S of the world’s SCIENTIFIC COMMUNITY? Seriously. You’re being ludicrous. And the REASON that you are being ludicrous is – why? Well, now, what have we here? Why, look – it’s the answer. The answer is contained in your own admission that you are “politically motivated.” (See Mitchography at the top of the page.) Ridiculous. You embarass yourself. Never, never, never forget this: POLITICS IS PART EVIL. Always has been. Always will be. The ONE thing that politics is NOT about, never has been and never will be is this: Truth.

    At least the guy who apparently created this website admits being politically motivated, but that does not excuse it. E-S-P-E-C-I-A-L-L-Y on THIS subject. Here we are literally discussing the LIFE and DEATH of this planet and MILLIONS of its inhabitants – and YOU want to be POLITICAL with that? Shame on you. Next you’re going to tell us that you’re more concerned about your stock in ExxonMobil than the fate of this planet and a life-and-death issue affecting MILLIONS of humans. But who would be surprised? Can you say “EVIL”?

    • I”m glad you posted so others can see what an over the top, doom and gloom freak you are. Earth to Melissa – there is NO CONSENSUS – and the lies on your side are unraveling as we speak. In fact, I’d wager that you work for some little group who’s task is to seek out BLOGs like mine and add your 2 cents.

      I posted this a year ago, so what took you so long? Could it be a last ditch effort to try and squelch the new CONSENSUS that global warming is a complete farce? Also funny that you send this on the weekend of the biggest snow storm in Washington D.C.’s history.

      Evil is the fear you try to spread. Go smoke a joint and chill, granola breath.

    • Yeah, that was written back in 2004 when the lie was still hard to debunk as subsequent year’s weather have assisted, and before hidden data surfaced. Let me refer you to http://www.skepticalscience.com/klaus-martin-schulte-consensus.htm where, and i quote, “Klaus-Martin Schulte examined all papers published from 2004 to February 2007. Of 528 total papers on climate change, only 38 (7%) gave an explicit endorsement of the consensus. While only 32 papers (6%) reject the consensus outright, the largest category (48%) are neutral papers, refusing to either accept or reject the hypothesis. Only a single one makes any reference to climate change leading to catastrophic results.”

  5. Excuse me, Mitchell, we do NOT “assume” these things. A CONSENSUS of the international SCIENTIFIC COMMUNITY’S SCIENTIFIC STUDY RESULTS and CONSENSUS RESULTS of SCIENTIFIC ANALYSIS is not the same as “assuming”. Please don’t try to say there’s no way for us to fix any ‘economic disadvantage’ to the U.S. that might result from safe-environment mandates and legal standards. THIS IS THE UNITED STATES. This is the country that first put someone on the moon. This is my country. Do not try to say we can’t do what we have to do to figure out dealing with safe-environment standards. You insult my country to act like we can’t figure it out.

    • Um…Melissa, your excused for not reading what Dvalluzzi said, which is “I suggest we assume so…”. And FWIW, I stand by my statement that we do NOT assume that political restructuring under the guise of scientific study is the way to live our lives.

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