Scientific method for making policy.
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Mechanism Not Spiritualism the Basis of Science

by Lewis Loflin

The "intrinsic" value of Nature is crackpot science.

Those with other agendas have hijacked science.

I will not humor pseudo-religious zealots or social science irrationalism. No, the Earth is not divine. Humans stand above Nature.

Most environmentalists, particularly activists, reject "mechanistic" science.

What is a Climate Thumper? In the past, a Bible Thumper was a fundamentalist' fanatic that believed society must conform to their religion. It is all about emotion and anger at the world.

The Climate Thumper is the same thing. They focus on some form of New Age-style mysticism giving the believer meaning and direction in one's life.

Even if an atheist, one can possess these feelings.

Declining belief in traditional faiths and institutions has redirected religious fervor in other directions.

All "religions" can dominate cultural and economic views.

Spiritual rubbish infiltrating science is bad enough. Adding obsession with race and disdain for capitalism into environmental policy should concern everyone.

This pseudo-religious view often involves pantheism and other New Age, Eastern beliefs that claim:

"a doctrine which identifies God with the universe (thus Nature and the earth), or regards the universe as a manifestation of God. worship that admits or tolerates all gods.

This "God" has no resemblance to the traditional understanding. It is simply a form of atheism that hold Nature as divine or in some spiritual form.

I have zero tolerance for this garbage. I stick strictly to the mechanistic view of science.

What is Mechanism?

Mechanisticism or Mechanism refers to "both complex natural phenomena (Nature) and artificial mechanical devices as a machine, not an entity.

"Mechanism is the belief that natural wholes (principally living things) are similar to complicated machines or artifacts, composed of parts lacking any intrinsic relationship to each other." Wiki

The definition of intrinsic according to the Cambridge Dictionary, "belonging naturally; essential." Example: "Each human being has intrinsic dignity and worth."

Science does not deal with such ideas. The operation of a cell nucleus has nothing to do with "dignity."

Every facet of modern technology is based on the mechanistic model. The computer you are using is proof of that.

Climate thumpers reject our entire technical-industrial civilization. They see the "intrinsic" value of nature. That has zero to do with earth science, climate, etc.

This is more religion. This has no place in climate legislation.

They hate energy production, be it fossil fuels or nuclear, for no rational reason.

Human activity is considered blasphemy to Nature. Affordable energy has saved the destruction of billions of trees, etc.

We are eliminating cutting trees for firewood or clearing forests for low-yield farming.

Denial of Mechanism is a denial of applied science. It has produced a crackpot climate industry.

Here are real results from real science. These are graphics:

India Grain production 2007-2022 increase 27%
World Grain Production Doubles 1971-2018.

Yes, we can replace most fossil fuels for electricity, etc., with nuclear; the same fanatics reject that.

Yes, it is safe. Yes, we can safely dispose of the waste.

The US alone has almost a million tons of potential nuclear fuel in storage we can be using now.

That would save environmental destruction from mining more uranium which, at present, over 90% of the nuclear fuel discarded.

One ton of coal produces 4,172 lbs of CO2.

(28.34 grams) fissionable material (uranium, thorium, plutonium) could replace 1,750 tons of coal, saving 3,650 tons of CO2.

What the hell are we waiting on? Greedy corporations, politics, and environmental fanatics.

GMOs are safe and proven so based on measured data and measured outcomes. But to the Climate Thumper or spiritual ecologist:

The new genetics tells us that organisms need to engage in natural genetic modification in order to survive; artificial genetic modification interferes fundamentally with the natural process, and it is well-nigh impossible to avoid doing so...

What new genetics? Is it based on the scientific method?

The writer made the following comment, a Dr Mae-Wan Ho,

"I was an ivory-tower academic who had rejected mechanistic biology from the start, and kept changing fields in search of the meaning of life, until just over 20 years ago..."

That is not science.

This is the result of that kind of thinking:

Quoting the Vol 385 April 11, 2015 Richard Horton wrote the following:

The case against science is straightforward: much of the scientific literature, perhaps half, may simply be untrue. Afflicted by studies with small sample sizes, tiny effects, invalid exploratory analyses, and flagrant conflicts of interest, together with an obsession for pursuing fashionable trends of dubious importance, science has taken a turn towards darkness...

Science, fact, data, etc., has zero to do with meaning in your life. This kind of thinking kills people.

They want to destroy the scientific revolution that feeds billions based on their subjective feelings.

Sri Lanka now faces mass starvation because of this organic farming nonsense.

The notorious James Hanson of NASA fame (and well-paid political activist), claim Nature has rights. I am not kidding you.

Rubbish. Nature, rocks, streams, etc., do not have rights. Humans are above Nature, and human welfare comes first.

Human influence on Nature is not a sin, and science has zero to do with such notions.

Nowhere is the religious garbage more proven than in Al Gore's book "Earth in the Balance." I own the book and have read it myself.

While published circa 1992, this cult integrates outright communism and racist social justice in 2022.

I challenge the reader to buy and read the book. See my webpage Dissecting Al Gore's Book Earth in the Balance.

Posted 8/27/2022.


The following are how history was altered by climate.

The following links are how I built my own Geiger counter plus more earth science. My home state of Virginia has some of the largest uranium reserves in the United States.

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