I'm afraid I do. I already referred to him as a screaming guy callimg himself an "independent scientist", and that is down to the point.Dave Saxton wrote:You have no idea who Willie Soon is, do you?northcape wrote:A Youtube-Video of a screaming guy calling himself an "independent scientist" is now considered as a proof for a broken peer-review process. Do I need to say more?Dave Saxton wrote:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYAy871w9t8
Willie Soon is a mediocre physicist who did not get a permanent academic position nor any other job in the private sector. So he took the opportunity to jump on the payroll of organizations and companies which are fighting for pushing the climate-change denial and are looking for a spokespesron they can present as a "scientist" to the general public (note, this has nothing to do with science but simply with dollars). That"s really all which is to say about Willie Soon.
I've a science background, and I myself worked in the oil industry. Checking facts, judging scientific reasoning, separating unfounded opinions and superficial pseudo-"knowledge" from the essential and firm foundations was and is my daily bread, because in the real and serious world (outside the iinternet and youtube) this is the only thing that counts in the long run.
What I really don't get, is why the right-wingers are so obsessed with climate change. I understand that they are concerned about race, gender-issues, stromg nations, etc. But why do they tap into something they have absolutely no clue or serious interest about (like science; science is per definition opposed to conservatism since it is looking forward, also, real science is a team effort, it about a topic and not about self-centered to narcisstic individuals). Guys, reading on Breitbart on people like Willie Soon or watching youtube-videos is not science. I mean, I also don't discuss the latest gun models or big trucks - it simply is not my world. Also, you should ask yourself,in case you get sick,if you want to be treated by a real doctor (beware, mainstream!) or by somebody who failed medical school and makes a living critizising hospitals since then.
I'm out here. If my words are considered to harsh and maybe even cynical, then I apologize, it is really not my intention to personally attack somebody. I'm possible just frustrated with myself that I again spent too much time on a lost cause. I wish you a good day.