October 30th, 2018 8:58 AM
—“Did you use your natural instinct for science for that [criticism of climate science]?]”—
Not sure what you’re getting at, but my particular ‘talent’ is purely mechanical – and a form of obsessive compulsion for order. I do not have autobiographical (perfect) memory but I have a very good memory, and a lot of general knowledge about many subjects. And so I ‘feel’ when ‘that doesn’t fit’- I just have to work at what I ‘feel/sense’ until the ‘urge to correct disorder’ goes away. (It never goes away otherwise and makes me crazy).
Propertarianism is a universal language that helps everything ‘fit together’ into a single unified model. (That’s why I developed it.)
And so I sort of specialize in identifying uses of argument that are various attempts at fraud. And I saw that in the climate data.
Now, as for the climate science crew, I worked on the “Two Degrees” initiative (clinton foundation, microsoft, etc) until november 2009 when the evidence came out that they had be manipulating the data and suppressing competing research. At that point everyone walked away from it. And I lost the 200K invested in the program. So I have personal knowledge of these people, their organizations, their incentives, how they approach the data, and the political ambitions they had (and careerism) and tax revenue goals they had.
So that’s where I come by my opinion. yes we are having some impact on the climate but it’s not clear it’s meaningful, or that it can’t be fairly easily corrected by (a) nuclear power, and (b) reducing underclass reproduction.
“Just ’cause most people with lots of life experience don’t engage in running a free classroom online doesn’t means some of us don’t. I don’t have a university classroom, access to a pool of grad students to do research, or a team to put grants together with. Instead, I use the equivalent: fb/websites as my classroom, the hard working people who wont or cant waste their time in universities, and my own an my followers resources to run my ‘class’ and ‘do my research’.