+Joe Chalverus you probably think that evolution belongs in the realm of fossil studies, anthropology and anatomy. Actually, evolution permeates every aspect of biology. For example, a biochemist studying protein structure, like myself, will seek to understand a human protein by looking at the structure of bacterial "orthologs". We use evolutionary conservation analysis to compile hundreds of proteins sequences from bacteria, to fungi, plants and animals. Phylogenetic analysis of a protein sequence will copy the evolutionary relationships between the organisms they came from. Structures critical for function will be conserved through all species whereas other parts are free to diverge. It's the same for any molecular biologist, cell biologist, developmental biologist, virologist, microbiologist and on and on. It has truly been said that "nothing in biology makes sense except in light of evolution". I'm guessing a few diehard creationists constitute that 3% of evolution skeptics. Religious or not, every single biologist I know or have ever come in contact with understands evolution to be a fundamental part of biology.
I think that people have the tendency to generalize everything because its a no brainer thing. Just because some politics lie doesn't mean that everybody else does. 99% of all Scientists doesn't get rich and in many cases they simply don't mind about money. So I see quite few options left to make a big amount of Scientists that had studied and still does it to lie. They are intelligent people not just smart and they also have different goals in life than 95% of the world population. Their goal is to learn acquire knowledge other else they wouldn't expend countless hours studying to don't get rich. Unfortunately the world population is too lazy to go after real facts (expend some time reading to understand bettet thge reason scientists say that) and prefer believe in anything that they think is how they world should be.
+Arc Michael you should cite your source for your claim. I have very different numbers: In 2012, National Science Board member James Lawrence Powell investigated peer-reviewed literature published about climate change and found that out of 13,950 articles, 13,926 supported the reality of global warming.
To our moderator: we only have to look at history to learn what a dumb idea it is to ban contrarian views.
Galileo was in a small minority of scientists who championed heliocentrism during a time when geocentrism or the Tychonic system was the prevailing belief by The astronomers of his day.
His persistence caused The question to be resolved by the Roman Inquisition of 1615 to conclude that heliocentrism is false and contrary to scripture, banning works advocating views contrary to the official understanding of the universe.
Similarly, the majority view of climate change will remain unchallenged for as long as we summarily discount other explanations as heretics or ban contrarian views from our discussions.
Again, Mr moderator: science is not a quest for a consensus but a quest for knowledge.
Please invite the 3% to explain the basis of their views.
u are speaking of humans 'affecting' the climate, and this is very disputed. The climate changes so your papers should be 100%, according to your typology. My study, as cited, uses papers from 1999-2005, so perhaps out of date. Anyway, I'm not scared of Google+ science and many academics link to my works across the globe, including NASA. They just sent a sat up into orbit to measure gamma atmospheric exposure to Sun flares, as I have pointed it out as a solution to the confused NOAA ocean temp 120+ year data ( I use it exclusively).
Scientists, the ones in your papers, did not compute gamma sun flare radiation residue and atmospherics absolution and radiation life dissipation of stored energy. So N.A.S.A. built and sent up a sat to measure this because climate change is not resolved. I went to UC Berkeley, so ban me retards!
the topic are the masses that must pay higher taxes for scientist's claim of programs to reduce something or other or buy a larger yacht. They believe the scientists are lying.
“Two years ago during the scorching summer of 2012, July 1936 lost its place on the leaderboard and July 2012 became the hottest month on record in the United States,” Watts wrote. “Now, as if by magic, and according to NOAA’s own data, July 1936 is now the hottest month on record again. The past, present, and future all seems to be ‘adjustable’ in NOAA’s world.”
the idea is you cannot get the masses on your side when scientists make huge blunders and at the same time demand your energy and monies.
is not that the point of this topic-thread?
posted to wnd 08 30 2014
I believe barbarianism should be a new Department in academia, that is where we are headed and where American's minds are currently at with all these weirdo things our Politicians are pulling; like the new police state, clearly ID's at Ferguson, MO. We need schools to teach our children swordery, bomb making, and terrorist tactics. That will be the new job requirements. Our leaders do two (2) things, campaign to get re elected, 5 minuets after winning each term, or our leaders are always on permanent vacation.. When a global problem arises, they send the poor and when the poor return, bloodied and permanently injured, they do not allow them to see doctors. Eventually the streets will be the new American war. We have politicians that have been in power their whole lives, elected at 18-25 years old and are now past 50+ and up to 80 years old -- and will not stop campaigning to get re elected, and or go on vacation. So teaching your kid barbarian skills is the new American educational system .
Of course some scientists would falsify research to support their own theories on global warming, to get attention. But global warming is happening & it seems like we can't really do anything about it.
Only consensus views are to be posted in Google Science? What are we doing? Writing a text book?
In reality, there has been no 'science' to prove or disprove mankind's involvement in global warming. All we have is imprecise information regarding global temperatures and and our fears that our world may be doomed to end by our consumption of fossil fuel. There have been absolutely no experiments conducted to prove or disprove global warming. None.
This uncertainty coupled with political and economic pressures to continue or not continue carbon-based fuel consumption only confuses the equation, since both advocates and deniers of global warming cite "science" for their opinions. In reality, there is no science underlying mankind's involvement in global warming only beliefs expressed by public officials, alternative-energy advocates and TV talking-heads.
No wonder the public has divergent views as measured by the Pew report cited above. No wonder scientists have divergent views. No wonder our political leaders continue to argue.
Now, I wonder why the moderator has decided to allow only postings expressing a 'consensus'under the topic labeled 'science' particularly where a flourishing science requires a meeting of competing views to be expressed, explored, discussed and, finally scientifically proved or disproved. Consensus of beliefs plays no part of science except to write text books for students.
So what Represents Google + Science?
It appears that controllers of Google + Science are mentally ill & believe some host of robots have come to trick their minds and change others' opinions?
Wow. You just opened my eyes to a hidden world of Machiavellianism. Me thinks they doth protest too much... I suppose that people are free to use every tool at their disposal to advance their cause, but it smacks of schadenfreude, desperation and an appalling appetite for deceit. Though it saddens me that I have to shift my presumptions of innocence to guilty-unless-proven-otherwise, thank you for piercing the bubble of my naivete. Forewarned is forearmed...
read my post, if you are political, Google+ Fears you more than Satan himself. You want to elect or we all do, politicians that will tax the uper 1%ers more and you are or I and others that have this same problem are targeted, NSA and white house. The people that Run Google are foreigners that have no allegiance or care about USA ; but too tax laws. Plus, as an excuse, they have not updated their certificates; , they are working on the auto vehicle patent market to become the new Rockefeller company or something. Rockefeller got rich by hurting, abusing the slave forces, the poor. It was not until SCOTUS shut his racist ass down, that democracy was to spread the wealth. Google , Yahoo, Freako Book, and Amazon are all a part of these new Monopoly giants; they make the rules ; flowers, kiddie porn, deviant music with 10 Million members and other less membered service industry are all they support, not revolutionaries.