#JAFA – Just Another F***ing Academic

26 May

In recognition of last week’s “independent” Climate Commissioners’ report on global warming – handed down from on high by dinosaur bone “scientist”, “Mr Panasonic” Tim Flannery – and in honour of the new anti-carbon tax Galileo Movement, I’m going to make a commitment.

To inaugurate a new Twitter # tag in my future tweets whenever global warming, carbon dioxide taxes/trading, or climate “science” is topical.

#JAFA. Just Another F***ing Academic.

True science has always been about questioning the “consensus” view. Doubting the “experts”.

Perhaps my favourite scientist of all time is 15th century genius, polymath, mystic, and Catholic Church cardinal (!), Nicholas of Cusa.  One of his master works is titled, De Docta Ignorantia.

On Learned Ignorance / On Scientific Ignorance.

In the words of another true scientist, 20th century Nobel prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman:

Science is the belief in the ignorance of experts

Hope to see your own ‘learned ignorance’ flowing on the #JAFA stream.

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5 Responses to “#JAFA – Just Another F***ing Academic”

  1. JMD May 26, 2011 at 9:14 am #

    A book you & readers might be interested in; A Voyage of Discovery, by Professor Lance Endersbee.

    It was self published so I don’t know how easy it is to get hold of but put together by Monash Print Services, at Monash University. They may know where you can get a copy.

    Certainly questions the consensus view & makes a very convincing argument in my view & I’m a B.Sc (biology) so I know the scientific method.

  2. Alexander July 10, 2011 at 3:54 pm #

    thanks Barnaby. What Richard Feynman wrote was exactly what scientist should be doing. they talk a lot but don’t do any research to proof their theories or even dis prove it. All political agendas. It is not different to reading books, you can read everything about a place but until you actually go to the place you haven’t seen anything.

    I wonder how many scientist have actually gone around the world, digging up soil, taking reading temperatures from tree’s in Siberia, Brazil, How many have researched the sun size during the billions of years and what difference it has made on the planet, How much greenhouse gases were present during million of years compared to now. So far all they have done is voiced their opinion about climate change but shown no facts at all. And then expect everyone to just believe them because they have the title scientist and have a uni degree behind it and so in their argument they have to be right…hypocrites.

    This also applies to those economist. I wonder how many economist predicted the US and European GFC before it occurred.

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