Settled Science In 1868

In 1868, the Guardian said there was nothing left to be discovered.

13 Aug 1868, 3 – The Guardian at

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15 Responses to Settled Science In 1868

  1. R. Shearer says:

    It was settled then, and it’s settled now.

  2. arn says:

    until they discovered global warming,
    after they discovered global cooling
    which was before they all of a sudden discovered
    the apocalyptic abilities of co2

    (all these discoveries were discovered by the global mafia(TM)-
    truth is what we write in the headlines of our MSM)

    And maybe ,one day,we will discover the impossible,
    eg. that the sun rules our climate and that co2 is just a pimple on the jesters butt.

  3. Jefft says:

    Surprise, surprise. The Guardian has been taking this tack since 1868. Hey! Why change?

  4. RAH says:

    Hey! They’re right! There is absolutely nothing new to be discovered within the folds or in the pixels of the Guardian.

  5. GeologyJim says:

    The Guardian was crap then, and continues a multi-century tradition of all-crap, all-the-time.

    Give ’em props for consistency, even if it’s still CRAP

    • Colorado Wellington says:

      True about consistency.

      When something is reliably all-crap, all-the-time then it’s the closest we’ll ever get to permanent divine revelation.

      We just have to adopt and do the exact opposite. And we have to hope they don’t screw up one day and get something right.

  6. Andy DC says:

    You mean that Einstein was just wasting his time? But Michael Mann isn’t? I am very confused!

  7. Kris Johanson says:

    This news story reminds me of the “All the water is leaving the earth” news story from around 1900

  8. Freddy Boom-Boom says:

    I found this book on google for free:
    The first pages detail a storm in 1635 that sounds like a hurricane and thought you might be interested. I’ve not read much further yet. But have at it.

  9. Freddy Boom-Boom says:

    Intro Paragraph of Chapter 5 relating to the “unusually mild winter of 1665/66. (Book was published in the 1890s).

  10. Jaakko Kateenkorva says:

    And five days later, on the 18th August 1868, French astronomer Pierre Jules César Janssen discovered helium during a solar eclipse.

    • RAH says:

      Not important. Helium is only the 2nd most abundant element in the universe making up over 20% of it’s mass. [sarc off]

      • Colorado Wellington says:

        And hydrogen, clean hydrogen! I’ve had people telling we must immediately replace oil, gas and coal with hydrogen because it’s the most abundant element and the cleanest fuel.

        Do you remember one of these energy visionaries telling us here we must convert trucking and ocean shipping to electric propulsion? Well, these things are upon us:

        A Chinese company has built a 2,000 metric-ton (2,204 tons) all-electric cargo ship, which was launched from the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou in mid-November, according to state-run newspaper People’s Daily.

        The 70-meter long (229 feet) and 14-meter wide (45 feet) ship is equipped with over 1,000 lithium batteries, with a total capacity of 2,400 kilowatt-hours. By comparison, Tesla’s Model X is equipped with a 100-kWh battery that allows it to drive nearly 570 kilometers (350 miles).

        The vessel, designed for inland waterway transport, will have a pilot shipping voyage next month, and be put into commercial use early next year. It will travel a fixed route on one of the main waterways of southern China—the Pearl River—and will transport coal to a local power plant, according to state news portal Chinanews.

        And also:

        One of Europe’s leading energy consultancies has estimated that Tesla’s electric haulage truck will require the same energy as up to 4,000 homes to recharge, calculations that raise questions over the project’s viability.

        The US electric carmaker unveiled a battery-powered lorry earlier this month, promising haulage drivers they could add 400 miles of charge in as little as 30 minutes using a new “megacharger” to be made by the company.

        John Feddersen, chief executive of Aurora Energy Research, a consultancy set up in 2013 by a group of Oxford university professors, said the power required for the megacharger to fill a battery in that amount of time would be 1,600 kilowatts.

        The Chinese will be excited to get these Tesla trucks. And the Germans, too. They are now building coal power plants to replace the nuclear ones Merkel decided to shut down.
        H/T Powerline

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