Only propagandists believe settled science

first_imgMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motorists On Sept. 15, David Gillikin, Ph.D., suggested that we keep politics out of climate science, since the science is clear and effectively all scientists agree and that the science is settled.Really? Anyone with any common sense knows that science is never settled. Einstein proved that in 1905 with his Theory of Relativity, which upended a 200-year-old Theory of Mechanics created by Isaac Newton.I’m not a global warming believer or a global warming denier. However, I do believe that those scientists who pretend to know what this will cause in 20, 30 or 50 years are white-coated propagandists. Scientists have a very difficult time predicting weather, let alone climate. Witness the recent computer model predictions of the paths of Harvey, Irma and Maria. These computer models could not predict a week in advance, let alone decades. There is nothing more anti-scientific than the very idea that science is settled, static and impervious to challenge.If climate science is settled, why do its predictions keep changing? Why does a great physicist like Freeman Dyson say: “The models solve the equations of fluid dynamics, and they do a very good job of describing the fluid motions of the atmosphere and the oceans.“They do a very poor job of describing the clouds, the dust, the chemistry and the biology of fields and farms and forests. They do not begin to describe the real world we live in …” and, “What has happened in the past 10 years is that the discrepancies between what’s observed and what’s predicted have become much stronger. It’s clear now the models are wrong, but it wasn’t so clear 10 years ago.”Climate-change proponents have made their cause a matter of faith. For a geologist who supposedly is the brave carrier of the scientific ethic, there’s more than a tinge of religion in his tirade.Bob LindingerGuilderlandcenter_img Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinionlast_img read more

Spring starts with several homes sold under auction conditions

first_imgSOLD: 30 Lever St, Albion sold for $950,000 at auction on September 1, 2018.“Bidding kicked off at $800,000, and it (quickly) moved up to about $890,000,” Mr Lea said.“Then from $890,000 to $950,000 it was painfully slow, in one thousands and $500 (bids).“All three bidders got quite involved and the one at the very end, basically launched in last minute.“It had already been declared on the market at $925,000 and they jumped in.“They made one bid in the $800,000s, and they jumped straight on the end and were very successful.” Buyers though the refurbished Albion home had a great location.Mr Lea said throughout the campaign buyers had been attracted to the street and location.“On the street there are a lot of beautifully renovated homes, so it’s really encouraging when you’ve got a slew of other renovated homes on the street that you’re not buying into a terrible area,” he said.“I think the block was quite moderate in size at 422sq m, so it was a lot of house on a smaller block and also, it’s quite inner city, it’s very central to pretty much everything and is in the Ascot State School catchment.” GOING GONE: This Hollond Park home sold for more than 800 per cent the owners purchased it for 31 years ago.HOW does an 814 per cent return on your investment sound? Well that’s roughly the percentage increase the sellers of 32 Percival Tce, Holland Park gained in the 31 years they owned the home. >>AUCTIONS SET TO START SPRING WITH A BANG >>CONTAINER HOME ATTRACTS PRE-AUCTION INTEREST >>MILLIONS CHANGE HANDS IN PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS The vendors purchased the property for just $145,000 in 1987, and sold it under the hammer yesterday for $1,326,000 to a local family. The view from the Percival Tce, Home.Ray White Sherwood/Graceville sales executive Lachlan Humble said more than 70 people had inspected the home in the lead up and about 50 of them turned up to the auction.Mr Humble said a whopping 11 bidders registered to buy the home, and bidding started at $900,000. “We probably had between 20 and 30 bids to get $1,326,000,” he said.Mr Humble said the vendors were happy with the results, but had mixed emotions about leaving after 30 years. >>FOLLOW EMILY BLACK ON TWITTER<< A refurbished Albion home also sold at auction yesterday — catching a $950,000 price tag.McGrath Estate Agents Wilston sales agent Craig Lea said about 40 people gathered on the back lawn and deck to see three registered bidders vie for 30 Lever St.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus17 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market17 hours ago No. 24 Canowie Rd, Jindalee sold under the hammer on the first day of spring for $665,[email protected] Centenary Suburbs sales associate Adam Wishart sold 24 Canowie Rd, Jindalee under the hammer for $665,000.Mr Wishart said bidding started at $545,000 and two of the four registered bidders put their hand up at auction in front of about 20 onlookers.last_img read more

North Tipp Senior Hurling championship draw

first_imgTemplederry will play Burgess while Ballina and Nenagh Eire Óg will go head to head.Newport, Portroe and Kiladangan received a bye to the next round.North Tipp Chairman Mike Flynn told Tipp FM Sport he expects Borrisoleigh to be the team to beat again this year.All round one games will be played on the first weekend of April. Photo © Tipp FM In round one reigning North champions Borrisoleigh will take on Silvermines.Lorrha Dorrha will battle it out against Kilruane McDonaghs.In a repeat of last years O’Riain Cup final Toomevara face Roscrea.last_img