There are two types of science. One is a collection of facts and hypotheses based on observation and rigorous testing. It is maintained by intellectuals with college degrees. The other is a collection of unproven myths the general public believes to be true. Essentially, this bogus science the general public has faith in is the religion of the modern world. Real scientists refer to this type of propaganda as "pseudoscience."
For example, an alarming percentage of the public now believes that humans are responsible for the changing climate of the earth (weather). This is a frightening trend-- since human induced climate change (Anthropogenic Global Warming) was disproven in the nineteen eighties. In fact, it has been demonstrated that there is a direct correlation between the quantity of solar flares coming from the sun and the temperature of the earth.
This list is a collection of quotes designed to convince commonfolk of the validity of non-scientific misinformation. I collect these quotes to educate people about science and demonstrate non-scientific deception. Nothing in this list contains any scientific evidence. It's only conjecture and philosophy. So, don't be fooled! There are no substitutes for hard work and scientific rigor.
Al Gore (former VP)
"A zebra does not change its spots."
Logical fallacy: Heh. You either get this one or you don't.
"During my service in the United States Congress, I took the initiative in creating the internet."
Logical fallacy: You don't say? And, here I thought networking was invented by scientists... in the fifties.
"Many scientists are now warning that we are moving closer to several tipping points that could, within as little as 10 years, make it impossible for us to avoid irretrievable damage to the planet's habitability for human civilization."
Logical fallacy: This could-- possibly mean something. But also, it could... maybe not. It's difficult to say. Or, maybe it isn't. I don't know. I forgot what we were talking about.
"No matter how hard the loss, defeat might serve as well as victory to shake the soul and let the glory out."
Logical fallacy: Nothing like defeat! Make sure you drink three glasses a day.
"The entire north polarized cap will disappear in five years (reported in 2008)."
Logical fallacy: Hmm... No, it's still there. In fact, it's thicker.
"Ultimately, we are going to win this thing. It requires changes beyond our routine."
Logical fallacy: Oh, my God! We'll have to change more than our routine? What will we do???
"You can't be value free when it comes to marriage."
Logical fallacy: But with everything else, I guess it's fine???
"You see that pale, blue dot? That's us. Everything that has ever happened in all of human history, has happened on that pixel."
Logical fallacy: Right. But, if you zoom in...
"A man who wills commands something within himself that renders obedience, or that he believes renders obedience."
Logical fallacy: No, he just wills it. And, so shall it be.
"Digressions, objections, delight in mockery, carefree mistrust are signs of health; everything unconditional belongs in pathology."
Logical fallacy: Except in me. And apparently, most people.
"It is nobler to declare oneself wrong than to insist on being right-- especially when one is right."
Logical fallacy: Not necessarily. On a case to case basis, maybe sometimes the truth is more important. Maybe the truth is the nobler choice.
"The snake which cannot cast its skin has to die. As well the minds which are prevented from changing their opinions; they cease to be mind."
Logical fallacy: Let's not compare the human brain to a snake, please. That's just stupid.
"Woman was God's second mistake."
Logical fallacy: And, you were his first!
"Most intellectual people do not believe in God, but they fear him just the same."
Logical fallacy: This has never been proven. And until "most intellectual people" have been questioned, it's not going to be.
"Only the liberation of the natural capacity for love in human beings can master their sadistic destructiveness."
Logical fallacy: I don't have any. And, I love unconditionally. So do other human beings who actually have compassion.
"Scientific theory is a contrived foothold in the chaos of living phenomena."
Logical fallacy: It is a hypothesis about what is completely predictable.
"The fact that political ideologies are tangible realities is not a proof of their vitally necessary character. The bubonic plague was an extraordinarily powerful social reality, but no one would have regarded it as vitally necessary."
Logical fallacy: Whether a person harbors facts (is a republican) or defends opinions (is a democrat) is not comparable to the bubonic plague.
In anticipation of radical non-scientists who worship the religion of Anthropogenic Global Warming, I offer the following facts about climate change and antiscience from biocab.org:
Unfortunately, I can only present facts. It is up to readers to choose whether they educate themselves or attempt to prove an opinion logically. Notice-- it is not possible to prove an opinion using logic. But, it is possible to acquire knowledge.
html revised 01-16-2020 by Michael Atkins.
The maintainer of insanely