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TRC – Of Farting Cows and Burping Worms

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People don’t care enough to understand what’s really going on, who’s doing what, and why it’s happening to be able to talk about it. They don’t have the inclination or the time and unfortunately, the liberals are getting away with intellectual murder.

"Doctor… Venkman. The purpose of science is to serve mankind. You seem to regard science as some kind of dodge… or hustle. Your theories are the worst kind of popular tripe, your methods are sloppy, and your conclusions are highly questionable! You are a poor scientist, Dr. Venkman! " – Dean Yeager, Ghostbusters 1984

Holy moley, people.  Just when we thought we heard everything, some pinhead steps up and starts blaming…worms…for the causes of global warming. Burping worms.

Just when we thought we’ve heard it all. 


Turns out, since worms excrete nitrous-oxide (laughing gas) as they munch on the microbes that hide out in the soil. The night crawlers munch soil and the soil becomes more nitrogen rich (btw, something that helps stimulate growth!) 

Last year, though, the discussion wasn’t regarding earthworms, but cow flatulence. That’s right, the Left was blaming farting cows for causing CO2 emissions, which resonated with the Greens and the PETA-folks who seem to believe that we should all swear off Whoppers and go back to eating lemon grass and berries. With all the ranching and the thousands of bovine, the tons of methane and CO2 being emitted was going to ensure we all vaporize in the sun’s radiant heat.

But since the cow thing is about as stable as…well, a fart in the wind, people are now blaming earthworms (aside with all those greedy capitalist factories burping tons of waste gas into the atmosphere so we can line the pockets of Wall Street fat-rats.) Never mind the concept of cyclic weather patterns which have been written in the Farmer’s Almanac since the 19th century, the atmospheric pollution from one volcano erupting, or the evidence that the amount of sea ice in the Arctic was underestimated by the so-called experts.

So why the heck do we listen to these so-called scientists? To we trust them because they they "know so much more than we do"? I mean, the average joe doesn’t have the wherewithal to challenge their *theories* so, it would seem, we’re simply made to accept whatever tripe they think up.

For example, Stephen Hawking, for years, yammered on about how black holes completely absorb all energy and information that collects within them. But in July 2004, he made headlines by backpedalling on his black hole theory, conceding that black holes can release information. I guess for him, losing that bet meant eating some serious crow, but to us, it’s irrelevant in the great scheme of things.

Yes, Hawking lives on a completely different wavelength than us common folk with average IQ’s. But even if you rank among the gods in intellect, you can still be wrong.

This is the reason why Christians don’t drink the kool-aid of evolution. And this is why global warming (now called climate change – more politically friendly, in case the temps go the other way), is also a *theory*. No one has yet proven definitively, the case for global warming. Al Gore’s dumbkopf movie has already been debunked as unscientific (by real climate scientists – not some idiot, grandstanding, washed-up politician) with the polar bear scenes courtesy of PhotoShop.  And in more hilarious, all the high-profile global warming conferences have been either poorly attended or cancelled – due to heavy snow and/or very cold temperatures.

Why are people still swallowing it up?

I’ve come to understand here recently that most of the people in the country don’t care for politics. Well, I knew that, but the issue is that they associate topics like global warming into politics. They associate law and rulemaking into politics. When you discuss the idea of teaching intelligent design in public school as a competing theory to evolution, people don’t want to talk about that because it’s politics. Politics has seem to become this catchall for everything non-religious that we don’t want to talk about, mostly because of a lack of prep study by the masses to be conversant in the topic. In other words, people don’t care enough to understand what’s really going on, who’s doing what, and why it’s happening to be able to talk about it. They don’t have the inclination or the time and unfortunately, the liberals are getting away with intellectual murder.

So, some scientist posts a theory and the world slurps it up because people don’t care to find out the truth. Instead, they say, "well, he’s a scientist; he should know how it all works. 

The thing is, science is a process by which theories are tested and proven, not a conduit through which political policy is made. The way it’s supposed to work is the people make the policy, based on recommendations from science. But rather than take the time to educate us ‘ignorant masses’ on what’s going on, liberal macro-heads who are more like activist judges rather than objective scientists feed these ‘hair-on-fire’ theories to liberal policy makers who, in turn, make law based on theory, not objective facts.

And in the end, the rest of us just stand there, wondering what happened, like the ‘sucker’ in a Three-Card Monte.

Sort of like how that $787 billion porkulus package got ram-rodded through Congress without a single Senator or Representative even reading the thing.

By the way – I’ve got a better way to deal with the worm issue…go fishing. Or we can hook a billion of them up to a dragster car for that little extra added kick.

Late-Break Note: The Heartland Institute is hosting The 2009 International Conference on Climate Change, which is going on in New York this week. On the bill are some of the global warming theory’s most harsh and notable critics, most are scientists who have disproven many of the theories of climate change. There’s also a link there for the 2008 conference remarks.



Written by The Rabid Conservative

March 9, 2009 at 12:10 pm

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  1. Nice post Rick. I am glad to hear some useful scientists are getting together and having a meeting. I am sure the News media will label it a religious meeting (instead of science, which is in itself a falsehood, more faith is required in a high school science class than in most churchs today). I will keep a shape eye on this one.

    Matt Z.

    March 11, 2009 at 8:21 pm

  2. Matt – Thanks for the shoutout. The meeting’s keynote is the Czech President, who’s been an ardent opposition voice to socialism (and knows it first hand). He sees socialism in what the Global Warming prophets of doom keep saying.

    Global Warming is also nothing short of a religion. A sin – emitting CO2. The savior – Al Gore. Original sin – Man dunping greenhouse gasses into the atmosphere. Indulgeances – Carbon credits. I could go on, but really what the greens do here is nothing short of a religiously emotional response, rather than a clear review of real scientific data.


    March 11, 2009 at 8:50 pm

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