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Thursday, August 21, 2008

I love a debate ....

I normally don't "comment on comments" .... but this time I must.  I responded directly to Jenni via email because I could .... but I have no way to directly respond to "a non-climate scientist" so I shall use this forum.  (I wish you would at least sign it Fred or Nancy or whatever)  Nor shall I know if you even read my rebuttal.
First of all, we agree on one thing ... I won't play Russian roulette.  As a matter of fact, I wouldn't even put an unloaded gun to my head.  So the premise of your statement has no bearing.
Now, concerning your statement, "but what if the scientists are right? ".  My first question is; Which scientist?  The ones who tout global warming?  Or the ones that doubt global warming?  There is NOT a consensus among scientist about either.  Perhaps you have not heard of the Global Warming Petition Project.  It would be easy to miss because it is hardly reported and only has 31,000 scientists signing it.  (and only started in 1997)  If you are truly interested in research go to that site, please at least read the letter written in 1998 by Fredrick Seitz, Past President of the National Academy of  Scientists; President Emeritus, Rockefeller University.
Concerning your statement "we have to replace our current lifestyle".  Which lifestyle?  Mine or yours?  What does that mean?  Stop eating meat?  Plow the fields with horses again?  Park our cars and trucks?  Stop flying?  Turn off air conditioners and heaters?  What is the problem with our lifestyle?  Nancy Pelosi who says she's saving the planet sure doesn't take the train or bus .... and I even doubt she flys commercial!!  Al Gore (the Nobel Peace Prize guy) doesn't drive a Prius or ride a bicycle when he travels!!  So should our current lifestyle return to the feudal system of serf and noble?
Concerning your statement "When you ignore the data".  Again we agree.  I hope you don't ignore the data either or for that matter use "selective" data.  As for me, I shall continue to use the God given sense I have to reason for myself. 
And as far as "Unless you're a fool" .... I am reminded of a 2000 year old writing to a group of Romans that says, although they claimed to be wise, they became fools.
Dennis  <-------- that's me!!!


Robb said...

You tell 'em Dennis! I concur with you.

If there is some warming of the globe it is probably from the hot aie emmiting from the state and national capitols of the states and world (along with some liberal universities).

crabby old man said...

There recently was a death of a 98 year old lady named Irena.

During WWII, Irena got permission to work in the Warsaw Ghetto, as a Plumbing/Sewer specialist.

She had an ulterior motive...

She KNEW what the Nazi's plans were for the Jews, (being German).

Irena smuggled infants out in the bottom of her tool box she carried, and she carried in the back of her truck a Burlap sack, (for larger kids).

She also had a dog in the back, which she trained to bark when the Nazi soldiers let her in and out of the ghetto.

The soldiers of course wanted nothing to do with the dog, and the barking covered the kids/infants noises.

During her time and course of doing this, she managed to smuggle out and save 2500 kids/infants.

She was caught, and the Nazi's broke both her legs, and arms, and beat her severely.

Irena kept a record of the names of all the kids she smuggled out, and kept them in a glass jar, buried under a tree in her back yard.

After the war, she tried to locate any parents that may have survived it, and reunited the family.

Most, of course, had been gassed.

Those kids she helped got placed into foster family homes, or adopted.

Last year Irena was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize....

She LOST. Al Gore won, for doing a slide show on Global Warming!!!
YOU BET UR SWEET BUTT THE LIBERAL TREEHUGGERS are not just using one sheet of toilet paper to help lower global warming.

Jenni said...

Wow, I had to go back and read the comments on the other post. I kept thinking, "Did *I* say that?" I couldn't imagine I had, but I've had some major communication failures before;o) I'm glad to see it wasn't me or I'd be needing to schedule an appointment with a shrink over my splintering personality.

Anyway, I got your email. Thank you for responding. I wasn't sure I understood it all, and I've been meaning to get back with you and ask a few more questions. I think I'll wait till morning when I'm not so tired and can think clearly though.

In_spired said...

I love debates! As long as others are debating...

Alas! I'm not a debater but I do recognize the gift of debating. And, sir...you have it!!

Good job, kscowboy!