Understanding Objective Truth

Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge, is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.

  • Albert Einstein

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Progressives believe that objective truth consists of whatever random neuron misfire happens to be occurring in their brain at a particular moment.

The map below of the past 24 months of US precipitation is annotated with explanations showing how objective truth works for progressives.

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26 Responses to Understanding Objective Truth

  1. Mac says:

    What’s really funny about Tyson is that I would bet that he couldn’t really tell you why he thinks the global warming jazz is really true. He’d simply say something like “97% of scientists” or repeat the robotic droning mantra of “superstorms”, and “the data don’t lie”. He’d never mention that it’s fundamentally ridiculous to believe that 400 ppm CO2 in the atmosphere could cause a 5 billion year-old planet to be destroyed. Tyson is a sellout and a flunky, and he’s just taking part in the cult so he’s not frozen out. He’s a celebrity, not a scientist.

    My God, what is wrong with these people? It’s insanity. Liberals have more ways for the world to end than a dog has fleas. Obviously, none of their cultist fears and claims have ever come to pass, but every decade the lefties continually come up with a new crisis that must be dealt with RIGHT NOW, or we’re all dead. Of course, “dealing with the crisis” always involves total control of the populace. They’re all nuts. Something is always wrong, something always has to change, life is always bad and cruel, and mankind is always a trespasser on the planet who is up to no good. Their self-loathing is ridiculous.

    • Lawrenec13 says:

      Tyson is the darling of the left/liberals for very obvious reasons, he has also galvanised many people who never ever before cared about the ecology and climate to now being experts even though the bulk when asked face to face couldn’t even quote the composition of the atmosphere let alone any historical fact before MTV came along

    • -B- says:

      What’s wrong with people like Tyson? Nothing. This is the age old role for intellectuals who want a comfortable life. They are there to convince us why we must sacrifice and obey.

      • Gail Combs says:

        Chaucer has a great description of them — The Pardoner, The Monk, The Friar, The Summoner and the vapid, superficial and ‘fashionable’ Prioress who reminds me of the current Politically Correct herd of sheeple without an independent thought in their head.

    • BobbyK says:

      Hey Mac, I have to completely agree with you. There was a time, just recently actually when I was having a lot of fear about climate change as well as other scary things that everyone is talking about but thanks to a few people on here my thoughts have changed and I have some things I want to say. This is going to be long so I apologize but I feel like it’s important.

      Way way way too many people talking about how the U.S. or even this whole world is doomed and that the children of today have no future cause we’re all gonna die. This kind of talk is just disgusting and causes nothing but paralyzing fear, I know cause I’ve been there, just recently as well. People are saying all this because times are tough but you know what? TIMES ARE ALWAYS TOUGH! And for God’s sake, times in the past have been much much worse than they are today. We as a species have grown so much from how ruthless and barbaric we used to be. Decapitating or hanging people because of either their scientific or religious beliefs or because of the color of their skin. We’ve also had worse presidents in office then who we have to choose to elect right now. Granted I don’t like either one of them but we’ve elected much worse.

      The only reason why things seem so bad is because media is everywhere now, everyone can record anything they want and put it on the internet. So the bad news that’s going on everywhere all the time that we didn’t all used to be aware of, is now in everyone’s faces everywhere. The problem isn’t us, the problem isn’t the world, the problem is the technology. Don’t get me wrong, I love my smart phone, mostly for games and being able to stay in contact with people through social media, though at the same time so many things that get posted are completely unnecessary, but that’s besides the point. but I miss the more simple basic technology. I miss having the option to either go online and deal with a slow crappy lan connection or going out and finding something more fun and exciting to do like go outside and play with my friends. What the hell happened to kids going outside? it breaks my heart to see so little of that go on nowadays. There’s a whole big beautiful world out there that still has so much to offer and too many people ignoring it being zombies on their phones. Oh how I wish technology hadn’t advanced to what it has. it disconnects us from what’s truly important in life.

      Anyways, back to the fear mongering doom and gloom. You know, as much danger that people want to talk about, you wanna know what I notice? Go outside and you’ll see. Birds still chirping, still lots of beautiful big green trees, blue sky, sun shining (well not here cause I live in San Antonio, Tx and we’re currently having a very wet Summer, just keeps raining. But you know, they try to tell us we’re in an extreme drought) anyways…lots of happy cats and dogs, hard working honest people still making a difference, people still falling in love, getting married and having babies. Still a lot of good in this world.

      Babies is another topic, people saying to stop having babies because we’re going to cause an over population while we’re in the midst of this sixth mass extinction and we’re going to wipe ourselves out. Do you really think that while there’s still babies and innocent children in this world that everything is going to end in fear and chaos? If you can look in the eyes of an innocent child and tell them that their mommy and daddy shouldn’t have had them because there’s no future for them because we’re all going to die by causing our own extinction then you are an absolutely disgusting human being and I pity you. Shame on all these people promoting all this fear.You know why any of the big tragic events come without warning? And why no doomsday prediction has ever come to pass? BECAUSE NO ONE CAN PREDICT THE FUTURE!!! I know I used to think otherwise but now, I don’t care how scientific your doom prediction is, life will always find a way and put your science to rest. Human beings are here for a much bigger purpose then to just be here for a short amount of time and then just go away. I know it happens to other species but I truly believe we’re here for something else, maybe we haven’t figured out what that is yet.

      Anyways, message to everyone, turn off your t.v.’s, put down your phones, go outside and enjoy life, none of us have very much time here anyways, but it doesn’t mean we’re all meant to go at once at the same time in a catastrophic event.

      • Gail Combs says:

        Bobby, glad you have come around and decided to turn off the TV.

        As far as this election in the USA please go directly to the source instead of getting the spin from the international corporate owned radio and TV. The Last Refuge has all of Trump’s rallies and some of Hilary’s.
        Trump speeches etc.

        These are the Donald Trump Policy Speeches some include the transcript and video. (Much shorter list)

        There is no excuse in this day and age with information at your finger tips to allow those who want to rob you make your decisions for you. The DNC Wikileaks showed the MSM takes their orders directly from the Democratic party.

  2. Len says:

    Seriously?

    • Gail Combs says:

      Yeah, seriously

      The Warmists, thanks to Progressive Education, actually do live in an alternate universe at least when it comes to their method of reasoning.

      The Philosophy Of Karl Marx
      The philosophical bases of Marx’s thought were laid early and remained unchanged throughout his life. As a student, Marx accepted the philosophy of Hegel as the only sound and adequate explanation of the universe. According to this philosophy, “the only immutable thing is the abstraction of movement.” The one universal phenomenon is change, and the only universal form of this phenomenon is its complete abstraction. Thus, Hegel accepted as real only that which existed in the mind. Objective phenomena and events were of no consequence; only the conceptions of them possessed by human minds were real. Ideas, not objects, were the stuff of which the universe was made.

      In the Hegelian philosophy no idea could exist without an opposite…. Struggle or conflict was the en-evitable fact in such a universe—conflict of the thesis with its antithesis. In this struggle thesis and antithesis acted and reacted on each other, and a new phenomenon—synthesis—was created. All action or change occurring in the universe was, under the Hegelian philosophy, the product of thesis, antithesis, and resulting synthesis—all in the realm of ideas, since objective reality could exist only in that sphere. Since this process was universal and never ending, it offered a complete explanation of the causal processes creating all phenomena within the universe….
      (wwwDOT)economictheories.org/2008/12/philosophy-of-karl-marx.html

      This is why there is so much emphasis placed on ‘Consensus’ – In other words if I wish real hard and click my heels three time it is TRUE! (And since I control the scientific data bases I can change the data to meet my fantasy.)

      Of course this philosophy is only for the rank and file. The elite ‘Socialists’, the bankers, corporate CEOs and politicians, use the philosophy to control the minds of the rank and file just as the old feudal kings and Aristocracy used the church to control the serfs.

      Since the American revolutionists up-set that applecart and forbid a state religion ‘Socialism/Communism’ was resurrected. (See The Great Thanksgiving Hoax for the death of the idea of socialism as a legitimate method of governance and economics. It flunked the reality test big time.)

  3. John F Hultquist says:

    Neil looks a lot like Albert, when Albert was about that age.
    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_2BiG4q7GCqk/TTHot-b6_mI/AAAAAAAAB2M/Lq1m4BviklI/s1600/Albert_Einstein_Photo+II.jpg

    That’s a personal thought, so maybe not objective truth.

  4. Ron Clutz says:

    Some of it is intellectual laziness: Unwilling to invest the time and effort to study and decide for yourself about the climate change claims. Another part is political correctness: Why subject myself to insults, emotional abuse and possibly exclusion from my circle of friends? Finally, it is moral posturing: Believing in climatism results in feeling good about doing good, totally disconnected from objective realities and actual human suffering.

    https://rclutz.wordpress.com/2016/07/31/hollywoods-climate-fantasy/

  5. Bad Andrew says:

    Please don’t quote NDT ever again.

    Please.

    Andrew

  6. OrganicFool says:

    Good job at pointing out the hypocrisy of this mostly propaganda by the chicken-little sky is falling death cult. It comes straight from Hell.

  7. Frank K. says:

    Much of our current PC culture has come about because we have given ourselves over to the internet culture. You pass by people today (especially kids) and their heads are bowed, praying to the gods of their internet space. They are lured by the candy of the welcoming, happy faces of Google, Twitter, Reddit, and Facebook, made to believe they can be famous and popular if they would only give over all of their private family and business information, photos, opinions, and purchasing/browsing habits to their information aggregators. In return they can be the stars of their circles of friends. “Look! My ice cream cone matches my hair today! Ha ha ha.” Meanwhile, the corporate forces behind Google, Facebook, Reddit, and Twitter are playing mind games with their subscribers, precisely controlling what they read, see, and hear (and search for). Eventually, they devise “algorithms” to define what is “good” and “bad,” and enforce their progressive ideology by publicly “shaming” those who stray from the collective groupthink.

    By the way, this is precisely why the left wants to go to a cash-less society. When some faceless progressive at Google can track all of your purchases, they can begin to control you by letting everyone know if you purchased the “right” things, and shaming you if you don’t.

    I’ve begun to delete all of my personal information from Facebook and only provide the minimum amount of information to sites that matter. I try not to answer any surveys and am careful about what I post. And I try not to use Google at all (I don’t have Twitter or Reddit accounts), and have tracker blocking enabled on my browsers.
    Despite this, I’m sure there is still a wealth of my information out there on the internet, because, as they say, “the internet never forgets”.

    • Gail Combs says:

      “Much of our current PC culture has come about…” as deliberate sabotage by the Soviet Union.

      The covert influence operations that Kent Clizbe details in his book, Willing Accomplices: How KGB Covert Influence Agents Created Political Correctness and Destroyed America, were what Khrushchev was referring to when he said:

      “Your children will live under communism. “You Americans are so gullible. No, you won’t accept Communism outright; but we’ll keep feeding you small doses of Socialism until you will finally wake up and find that you already have Communism. We won’t have to fight you; we’ll so weaken your economy, until you fall like overripe fruit into our hands.”

      Khrushchev would have been well aware of the KGB’s activities in the USA.

      …Lenin’s vision to bring America to its knees required penetration of the wellsprings of its civil identity, the “transmission belts” of American culture…

      …Lenin likely had pegged Willi Muenzenberg as the perfect engine to run this operation for several years. It’s likely that his preparation including running commercial cover ventures, fund-raising, and Comintern work—all provided a nearly perfect cover and network to begin on of the most powerful covert action operations of all time.

      On 18 May, 1923, Muenzenberg took control of a new front organization. His overt cover for covert influence operations was the Action Committee in the Struggle Against Fascism and War. Willi launched his ops quickly. A campaign to spin the Soviet Union as under imminent threat from capitalist countries, “Hand off Soviet Russia,” brought the first wave of western Willing Accomplices under Willi’s control: Albert Einstein, Henri Barbusse, and American author Upton Sinclair all lent their names to the op. They and more Accomplices were all charter members of the “Society of Friends of the New Russia.” ….

      The goal of the operations was to make Americans feel that their country was bad. The KGB utilized Willing Accomplices to spread the message that America was an evil, racist, imperialist war- monger and that Communism was a benign, noble experiment designed to rid the world of corruption, oppression and injustice.

      Covert Influence Payload
      Babette Gross, wife of KGB agent Willi Muenzenberg, explained the content of the Soviet payload to Stephen Koch:

      * You claim to be an independent-minded idealist.
      * You don’t really understand politics, but you think the little guy is getting a lousy break.
      * You believe in open-mindedness.
      * You are shocked, frightened by what is going on right here in our own country.
      * You’re frightened by the racism, by the oppression of the workingman.
      * You think the Russians are trying a great human experiment, and you hope it works.
      * You believe in peace.
      * You yearn for international understanding.
      * You hate fascism.
      * You think the capitalist system is corrupt.

      This payload exactly matches today’s PC-Progressive message. The message that Soviet covert operators propagated through American Willing Accomplices. The Willing Accomplices, wittingly or unwittingly, spread the anti-American message. And this message bloomed and grew into the pernicious set of taboos and strictures that we call PC today. It is important to note that Soviet espionage simply planted the seeds of PC. The seedlings did not need continued communist cultivation. The Soviets’ American Willing Accomplices nurtured the anti-American message in universities, newsrooms, and in Hollywood.

      After the payloads were planted, the vast majority of the communist intelligence operatives met the fate of most stooges of totalitarian thugs—violent death at the hands of their comrades. ….

  8. Jason Calley says:

    Hey Tony! “Progressives believe that objective truth consists of whatever random neuron misfire happens to be occurring in their brain at a particular moment.”

    More accurately, “crazy people believe that objective truth, etc.” When you just say “Progressives” that fails to, uh…ah, wait a moment…

    Yeah, Tony, you make a good point! :)

  9. Yaakov Haimovich says:

    Correct me if I am wrong (I don’t live in the USA) isn’t N.D.Tyson lecturing and explaining about Science on TV?
    I mean how could he utter a nonsensical phrase like that.
    Doesn’t he know from the history of Science that the “objective truth” of today is the
    falsified theory of tomorrow?

  10. Adam Oakeley says:

    I have seen Tyson on a few “news” panel shows and when he’s pressured to agree with global warming he looks decidedly uncomfortable and just sort of nods and smiles, probably thankful he’s in astrophysics and won’t get his funding pulled automatically for not jumping around gleefully shouting “the sky is falling”.

  11. Jason Calley says:

    How CAGW cult members and SJW are educated: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrdS8mYtEh4

  12. Krakatoa says:

    Which came first? The short circuit, or the Progressive?

  13. Andy DC says:

    If the alarmists were honest, kept legitimate records and said that we had a potential problem with real pollution, I probably would agree with them. But when they are lying through their teeth and making a mockery of something as simple as weather records, they have insulted our intelligence and made it easy to believe there is a wider agenda.

    • Gail Combs says:

      “The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.” — H. L. Mencken

      So where is it we are being lead? Christiana Figueres, a disciple of Al Gore, was appointed as Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change in Jan. 2015

      she said:

      “This is the first time in the history of mankind that we are setting ourselves the task of intentionally, within a defined period of time, to change the economic development model that has been reigning for at least 150 years, since the Industrial Revolution… democracy is a poor political system for fighting global warming. Communist China is the best model.”

  14. Lawrenec13 says:

    The trouble with most of this AGW tripe is over 90 % of people do not have a clue as to any of the science behind climate in fact I’d say far higher than that so when NASA/NOAA always in the name of science readjust past temps down and present temps always up most people most people simply do not understand even if they wanted too and most don’t. If you take the temp observations that Tony has been a hero in constantly fighting to show how the past and present is being constantly altered to meet the AGW agenda most people initially wouldn’t even understand why so-called scientist would want to even do that that. But if they did start to smell a rat and start trying to look and understand the constant temp reconstructions only a handful of people like Steve M , Tony and those sceptical scientist would fell confident enough to grasp what actually is going on and then challenge the mistruths that are being pumped out every day now with no readdress whatsoever except from a handful of blogs and scientists. But the simple facts that even I can understand are this . All that raw accurate data from the US weather stations was collated by people without any agenda whatsoever , there was no AGW no one screaming ‘big oil; or ‘Koch brothers’ just people trying to strive for accuracy yet we are being told by articles like this

    http://arstechnica.com/science/2016/01/thorough-not-thoroughly-fabricated-the-truth-about-global-temperature-data/

    and the justification of data adjustment. You have to ask why is it always adjustments that exacerbate the AGW meme . Why is all that fantastic US repository of temperature DATA to high and never to low.

    That is a simple valid question.

    Back to DeGrasse. He has been opted in by Obama to get all the black voters on board with a new Black Lives Matter style Human C02 Matters and its the bankers, the tea party the rich and anyone that actually works conspiracy to keep certain folk down.

    Here’s an example

    http://edition.cnn.com/videos/politics/2015/10/22/malik-yusef-gets-political-origwx-allee.cnn/video/playlists/the-black-lives-matter-movement/

    Of course killing police , causing industries and business to move away is all ways of fighting climate change. I say that because when this idiot says factories caused pollution in his neighbourhood in Chicago that when like Detroit when all the car industry moved out the city and its ‘community’ really cleaned the place up. Yeah right

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