I couldn’t imagine anything more dangerous to our well-being then the parlous state that science is in right now. You either have a situtaion where smart and intellectually honest people are getting the promotions or you have the current situation where the stupid and craven have become upwardly-mobile. Asked for substantiation of that claim I usually retort that I have two words for you: “carbon sequestration.”
Five years ago my only specific expertise would have been in economic theory. Well I guess thats still the case now. But upon investigating this anti-CO2-racket I’ve been finding out just how unsound most of the science not directly connected with commercial endeavour appears to be.
For example, whilst these dummies are insisting on a man-made catastrophe resultant about too much of something, that all the actual evidence shows, is good for the biosphere ………. the science maffia generally, sends people to the outer dark if they show up with evidence for catastrophes brought to us from the rest of the galaxy.
Now we aren’t prepared for any of this sort of thing. We don’t even have distributed electrical generation. Where I am the generation of electricity appears to be all, or almost all, in one area. A single bombing raid would take it out. A nuclear bomb exploded over North America would short out all of their wiring, perhaps bringing the place to total chaos and mass-death within a year. Same here of course.
But its not just nuclear weapons we aren’t prepared for. I haven’t retained the details. But I was listening to this claim that even recently there had been a coronal mass ejection which fortunately was not aimed at earth. It came out of the sun on a spot that had almost disappeared from the earths view. Had it been pointed directly at us, the speaker was contending, it may have shorted out all our electrical equipment. Which these days means all our vehicles as well. Everything would just stop. Then we’d have violence and millions of people dropping.
Its no big deal chairing the safety committee, since in NSW work-care demands that we have an employees safety committee chaired by one of the plebs. Which at one time was me. And I noticed that I could get capital expenditures through for investments that would increase productivity, if I could also show that they would improve safety.
To my mind this is the same sort of approach we ought to be taking with respect to public works investment and general economic policy. If you can introduce gradual change that will 1. Improve matters economically 2. Make us more resistant to nuclear intimidation or attack and 3. Also help us cope with coronal mass ejections (and other even worse potential catastrophes that we might expect to be visited upon us from the rest of the galaxy)……. then these sorts of things ought to be brought to the head of the cue. (I was going to say “fast-tracked” but trying to do things quickly blows out costs.)
But our science culture has become so brain-dead and ideological that people just don’t think in this way. Not only are these science maffia types stupid and unscientific, they are incredibly boring. One would not think you could make such a thing as science so tedious. But this crowd (who seem to dominate on a number of fronts) have managed, what one would have thought would be, an impossible task. The most interesting, and the most scientific stuff, appears to be on the fringes.
On the fringes I heard the claim that all of the main supernovas in history, ie those visible to the naked eye, were actually caused by a single galactic event. The claim is that the same shockwave that caused the Vela supernova also caused all the others. We are living in a period wherein the consequences of the shockwave, that caused the Vela supernova, now seems to have petered out. We are living at a time when we might someday expect another shockwave and therefore another cycle of supernovae, with disastrous consequences here on earth.
Now I haven’t been able to prove this to an extent which goes beyond my own satisfaction. But you would think it would be something that needed serious checking out. But this is not to be. As the Winters around the world get more and more severe, these blockheads, pretending to be scientists, are sucking up all the media-oxygen, with their big fat fake disaster. Meanwhile they are desensitizing people to the possibility of real disasters on the way. Disasters coming from nuclear weapons, or from the rest of the galaxy. What ought to be the good news is that some of the preparations for both may be quite similar, not requiring the need to double up on public spending. What I’m saying is that the costs which we need to defend against all these thing need only come out of a more realistic and holistic approach to our national defense.
Our White Papers on defense are narrow unholistic affairs. They don’t consider that we are in trouble if a nuclear sub can get within 100’s of kilometres of Sydney because of the unsound way our populations are distributed. They don’t go into city layout decades hence, and how we might slowly encourage a change to the distribution of population that will make our act survivable. We haven’t got the mindset necessary to survive the 21st century. We have to change our thinking or we won’t be making it through. That means the same sort of suffering that we read about in our history books and we see in the news will be making its way here. And our inability to see the wider picture more clearly has a lot to do with the dysfuntion in the un-science ascendancy of the truly stupid.