Saturday, July 25, 2015

Washington Post Does Bees

The Washington Post has a story on Colony Collapse Disorder of honeybees similar to the one I posted here a while back. It's no surprise to see a couple comments to the story suggesting the story is some sort of conspiracy by the Koch brothers, just as we read here. 

More reinforcement for my claim that people believe the "science" that fits their ideology and overall worldview. It's a glass half full vs. glass half empty, or worse, depending on what role private industry has in the issue.


At 10:20 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Science? As far as the science goes, there is no concensus about bees yet. Science searches for repeatable, measurable phenomenon. You do realize how few scientific laws there are, don't you?

You are confusing politics and popular opinion with science. They are completely unrelated.

At 2:21 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I won't believe it until it appears in Popular Science Magazine, the best of both worlds.

At 2:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your beliefs don't matter. Whether or not bees are on the decline has nothing to do with your preception.

At 3:08 PM, Blogger Fred Mangels said...

"I won't believe it until it appears in Popular Science Magazine, the best of both worlds."

I'm not 100% sure, but I believe Popular Science was one of the publications that stopped accepting comments because some of them questioned "accepted" science, such as global warming or evolution.

I'm not sure I'd trust a publication that allows only one view, although I think I still subscribe to their e-mail list.

At 3:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only "accepted" science are the scientific laws. The laws dont work for huge systems like the climate. They are based on simple systems like heat, electrimagetic fields, chemistry reactions, radiation, quantum mechanics.

All climate change analysis is theory up till now and most likely will always be just theory. If and when we are able to make laws that work for whole systems, then we can start acting like we know what's going on with said systems.


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