Thursday, June 04, 2015

Settled Science

Good medical news:
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., June 1, 2015 - In a stunning discovery that overturns decades of textbook teaching, researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have determined that the brain is directly connected to the immune system by vessels previously thought not to exist. That such vessels could have escaped detection when the lymphatic system has been so thoroughly mapped throughout the body is surprising on its own, but the true significance of the discovery lies in the effects it could have on the study and treatment of neurological diseases ranging from autism to Alzheimer's disease to multiple sclerosis....
So, great news, and it also teaches a valuable lesson: There is no such thing as settled science except when it comes to global warming. The only question about global warming concerns the way in which it will lead to our painful and certain extinction.

The science though? That's settled. Never mind the fact that real world, well measured, temperatures aren't following the computer models. Never mind that climate-gate revealed a cabal of zealots who were willing to bend the rules in order to further their cause. The science is settled.



Veeshir said...

I'd say there's a very good chance this is the shoddy science.

When one study disproves all the previous studies quite often it's the one study that's wrong.

MAX Redline said...

I disagree, Veeshir - having spent a number of years on a project that disproved all of the previous studies, myself. Our team's work went through a brief period of disbelief by "experts" before gaining global acceptance.

lumberjack said...

Well, time will tell, but the point is the same: there is no settled science.

Veeshir said...


Just ask a cold-blooded brontosaurus what he thinks of the planet Pluto.