Science or Politics? Consensus Doesn’t Replace the Scientific Method

31 March 2015

Liberals declare anthropogenic ‘climate change’ (aka ‘global warming’) factual, based on “consensus” of a number of supposed scientists.

Opinions: Consensus v. Science

To no one person can we attribute origination of the scientific method. It was developed over many years, refined by scientists like Bacon, Newton, Galileo, Descartes and other great historical thinkers. What is this method?

From the University of California Riverside Physics Department

The scientific method is the best way yet discovered for winnowing the truth from lies and delusion. The simple version looks something like this:

  1. Observe some aspect of the universe.
  2. Invent a tentative description, called a hypothesis, that is consistent with what you have observed.
  3. Use the hypothesis to make predictions.
  4. Test those predictions by experiments or further observations and modify the hypothesis in the light of your results.
  5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 until there are no discrepancies between theory and experiment and/or observation.

When consistency is obtained the hypothesis becomes a theory and provides a coherent set of propositions which explain a class of phenomena. A theory is then a framework within which observations are explained and predictions are made.

Weakness of Consensus

Michael Crichton, writer and filmmaker, wrote the book Jurassic Park. His book became a best seller and was the basis for the movie of the same name. This creative genius was the first to use computer-generated animation.

Best known for his amazing book and movie, he was also a highly educated doctor of medicine and an honest-to-goodness scientist. Consider Mr. Crichton’s viewpoint on contemporary science.

The late Dr. Michael Crichton
The late Dr. Michael Crichton

“I regard consensus science as an extremely pernicious development that ought to be stopped cold in its tracks. Historically, the claim of consensus has been the first refuge of scoundrels; it is a way to avoid debate by claiming that the matter is already settled. Whenever you hear the consensus of scientists agrees on something or other, reach for your wallet, because you’re being had.

“Let’s be clear: the work of science has nothing whatever to do with consensus. Consensus is the business of politics. Science, on the contrary, requires only one investigator who happens to be right, which means that he or she has results that are verifiable by reference to the real world. In science consensus is irrelevant. What is relevant is reproducible results. The greatest scientists in history are great precisely because they broke with the consensus.

“There is no such thing as consensus science. If it’s consensus, it isn’t science. If it’s science, it isn’t consensus. Period.”

Those who know that the consensus of many centuries has sanctioned the conception that the earth remains at rest in the middle of the heavens as its center, would, I reflected, regard it as an insane pronouncement if I made the opposite assertion that the earth moves.” – Nicholas Copernicus

A compulsion for consensus by politicians like Colin Powell and other liberals deludes them into believing that consensus is essential to decision making. I call it “crowd think”. Perhaps, “mob think” is a better term.

Summary

Regardless the issue, whether climate change, global warming, foreign policy or socialized medicine, a broad consensus does not the truth represent. Truth is the way things really are, the actual state of a matter, a fact, proposition, principle, or statement, proven to be valid.

But test and prove all things [until you can recognize] what is good; [to that] hold fast.” – Words of Jesus, 1 Thessalonians 5:21 AMP

Truth withstands all manner of testing. Choose wisely.

John White

No-Knock Forced Entry Searches Nullify Most Fundamental Duty of Government

30 March 2015

Deadly Encounters

All too often news reporters relay stories across America of raids gone bad. On the basis of the word of an informer or the slightest suspicion, militarized law enforcement teams burst into homes unannounced, often in the dark of night, often with tragic consequences.

Tragic consequences? Yes, like the case of Kane v. Lewis, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled such a raid justified under the Fourth Amendment.

References

A man awakened from sleep by heavily-armed policemen bursting into his apartment grabs the only weapon he had available, a sheathed knife. Officers shot the man in the face and torso, killing him. He was killed over trace amounts of marijuana found in his garbage can.

History of the Fourth Amendment

The irony of the Fourth Circuit Court trampling the Fourth Amendment isn’t to be ignored.

Over two decades leading up to our Unanimous Declaration of Independence, “British troops and enforcement officers were armed with writs of assistance, or general warrants that gave them broad powers to search colonists’ homes. They didn’t need to establish probable cause, or even specificity as to a person or residence. The abuse that came with those warrants made Boston a hub of revolutionary fervor, and memories of that abuse are why the Founders created a Fourth Amendment after the war.” [source cited above]

First grievance cited in the Unanimous Declaration of Independence

“He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.”

Fourth Amendment Text

“The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”

Question of Propriety

Convoluted case law has effectively eviscerated the Fourth Amendment. History behind the amendment is unambiguous. Founding fathers George Mason and James Madison crafted this amendment to assure protection of persons and property from overzealous, tyrannical government.

Innocent children have suffered great bodily harm. Unarmed residents have been grievously wounded, disfigured and killed. Property damage is inestimable. Most important of all: governments fail to fulfill the most fundamental role: to secure our natural rights.

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed”

Case law and violent break-ins by law enforcement officers executing search warrants most certainly obviate the need for an Article V Constitutional Convention of States to amend the Constitution in order to restore original intent.

John White

Haman Plotting Against Israel? – History Repeats Itself

29 March 2015 – 9 Nissan 5775

“The President of the United States is lashing out at Israel just like Haman lashed out at the Jews." - Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, American-born Israeli citizen
“The President of the United States is lashing out at Israel just like Haman lashed out at the Jews.” – Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, American-born Israeli citizen

I Quote from an Israeli news source

Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, Chief Rabbi of Efrat on Saturday night compared US President Barack Obama to Haman and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Mordechai.

Speaking at the Jerusalem Great Synagogue, the American born Riskin said that he could not understand what was going through Obama’s mind.

“The President of the United States is lashing our at Israel just like Haman lashed out at the Jews,” he said.

“I’m not making a political statement,” he clarified, “I’m making a Jewish statement.”

When a woman in the audience shouted out that Riskin was being disrespectful to the President of the United States, she was booed by the crowd and Riskin said he didn’t need any help from the audience.

“I am being disrespectful because the President of the United States was disrespectful to my prime minister, to my country, to my future and the future of the world.” – Read the full text from The Jerusalem Post: American-Israeli Rabbi compares Obama to Haman

Hatred of the Jews Has Its Roots in History

The book of Esther was written no earlier than 470 BC and probably no later than 424 BC, during the reign of Xerxes’ son Artaxerxes. [source: Chuck Swindoll]

Barack Obama comes by his hatred honestly. This hatred passed to him from his father, his father’s father back to about 424 BC.

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In his book “Dreams From My Father”, he quotes his grandfather, saying, “He wrote poetry on occasion, listened to jazz, counted a number of Jews he’d met in the furniture business as his closest friends.” Isn’t that sweet. Some of his grandfather’s best friends were Jews. Does the format of that statement come across as somewhat familiar to you?

Choose This Day – Joshua’s Challenge Reverberates Today

Fact of the matter, it’s unwise, to say the least, to attack Israel. Consider God’s point of view.

For thus said the Lord of hosts, after [His] glory had sent me [His messenger] to the nations who plundered you—for he who touches you touches the apple or pupil of His eye:

Behold, I will swing my hand over them and they shall become plunder for those who served them. Then you shall know (recognize and understand) that the Lord of hosts has sent me [His messenger]. – Zechariah chapter 2

Haman chose foolishly. Obama chooses foolishly. How will YOU choose?

My choice? I choose to stand behind Israel. I will pray for the Peace of Jerusalem and for all government officials in this country to also stand behind Israel.

Choose wisely, my friends.

John White

Revolutionary Radical: William Clark Quantrill – No Friend to either North, South or Himself

Quantrill portrait“On this day [March 28] in 1864, Civil War guerrilla leader William Quantrill was arrested by Confederate forces in Bonham, Texas. The Ohio native, wanted for murder in Utah by 1860, collected a group of renegades in the Kansas-Missouri area at the beginning of the Civil War. He fought with Confederate forces at the battle of Wilson’s Creek in August 1861 but soon thereafter began irregular independent operations. Quantrill and his band attacked Union camps, patrols, and settlements. While Union authorities declared him an outlaw, Quantrill eventually held the rank of colonel in the Confederate forces. After his infamous sack of Lawrence, Kansas, and the massacre of Union prisoners at Baxter Springs, Quantrill and his men fled to Texas in October of 1863. There he quarreled with his associate, William “Bloody Bill” Anderson, and his band preyed on the citizens of Fannin and Grayson counties. Acts of violence proliferated so much that regular Confederate forces had to be assigned to protect residents from the activities of the irregular Confederate forces, and Gen. Henry McCulloch determined to rid North Texas of Quantrill’s influence. On March 28, 1864, when Quantrill appeared at Bonham as requested, McCulloch had him arrested on the charge of ordering the murder of a Confederate major. Quantrill escaped that day and returned to his camp near Sherman, pursued by more than 300 state and Confederate troops. He and his men crossed the Red River into Indian Territory. Except for a brief return in May, Quantrill’s activities in Texas were at an end. Quantrill was killed by Union forces at the very end of the war.” – TSHA Online

The story of William Clark Quantrill is neither romantic nor praiseworthy. It has been said, “No one is completely worthless. They can always serve as a bad example.” Quantrill will forever serve as a bad example.

I think I see a little bit of the spirit of William Quantrill emerging in recent years. I see it in a broad spectrum of political activism from radicals to the right and radicals to the left.

Political activism unfounded on history and devoid of a knowledge of our Creator can only beget sorrow and loss of freedoms. Quantrill was a man outside of reason, because Quantrill was a man outside the realm of God’s Kingdom.

Whatever makes men good Christians, makes them good citizens.” – Daniel Webster

Almost 2,000 years ago, Rabbi Yeshua Hamashiach (Jesus Christ) bore witness of the Kingdom of God, first to the Jew, then to the Greek (non-Jews). His disciples added writings that serve as amendments to the Torah, God’s instruction book for mankind.

The tombs of various founders of religious sects can be seen today, but only an empty tomb stands to prove our Savior lives.

You may be hung up with Easter bunnies, chocolate rabbits or dyed eggs, but I invite you to turn your attention to the reason for the season: it’s to celebrate a risen Savior who calls you to a personal relationship with Him.

Jews call this celebration “Pesach”. Christians call it “Passover”. I invite you to experience both worlds next weekend when Eitz Chaim celebrates Pesach on Monday, April 6. Click on this link to make reservations: http://www.eitz-chaim.org/pesach2015

John White​

Obama & Kerry Negotiate Our Destruction – Iranian Defector Reveals

29 March 2015

An Open Letter to Texas Senators Ted Cruz and John Cornyn and Texas CD-4 Representative John Ratcliffe

Gentlemen,

I implore you to reason with your left-leaning, centrist and leftist colleagues to withstand the treachery of this sitting president. Is there not cause to impeach?

Iranian journalist Amir Hossein Motaghi: "The US negotiating team are mainly there to speak on Iran's behalf with other members of the 5+1 countries and convince them of a deal."
Iranian journalist Amir Hossein Motaghi: “The US negotiating team are mainly there to speak on Iran’s behalf with other members of the 5+1 countries and convince them of a deal.”

We who read and understand history and current events suspected treachery on the part of Barack Hussein Obama. Iranian journalist Amir Hossein Motaghi, an Iranian defector, confirms our suspicions.

Clearly. Unmistakably. Without doubt. Barack Hussein Obama holds interests of radical Muslims, in this case Iran, over the common interests of our country and those of Israel. And even Saudi Arabia.

Back in July of 2010 NASA chief Charles Bolden stated three goals assigned him by Obama. One of them is of chief interest to me.

When I became the NASA administrator, President Obama charged me … to find a way to reach out to the Muslim world and engage much more with dominantly Muslim nations to help them feel good about their historic contribution to science, math and engineering.” Space.com July 07, 2010 05:11pm ET

One can now say with certainty, Obama is helping the Iranians feel good about their nuclear program, including development of intercontinental ballistic missiles that can reach both Israel and the USA.

This sitting president has unleashed ingredients necessary for middle east war that will leave no nation on earth unscathed.

A president who holds the interests of any other nation over the interests of our own has betrayed us. Is this not the very definition of treason?

By means of this letter, I encourage fellow Texans, patriots all, to likewise press for impeachment of this treasonous president. And, remember to pray for the peace of Jerusalem, according to Psalm 122:6.

Sincerely,

John White
Rockwall, Texas

Congressional Contact Information

Senator John Cornyn contact information

Email: http://www.cornyn.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=contactform

517 Hart Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510
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Fax: 202-228-2856

Senator Ted Cruz contact information

Email: http://www.tedcruz.org/contact-us/

185 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: 202-224-5922

Congressman John Ratcliffe contact information

Email: https://ratcliffe.house.gov/contact

6531 Horizon Road
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Phone: (972) 771-0100
Fax: (972) 771-1222

Mandatory Voting – Obama Fundamentally Transforming America

Barack Hussein Obama says he wants to “expand the franchise”, meaning he wishes to defeat Voter ID laws as the one we have in our state of Texas.

Underlying his message is the idea of all persons, including illegal immigrants and immigrants who haven’t successfully earned citizenship, given the right to vote. In the below video, he says we should be making it easier to vote. In other words, he wishes to control all ballots.

He frames his proposal, saying it would “counteract money more than anything. Let’s imagine where this could go.

Follow the progression:

  1. All persons are required to vote. What happens if a voter chooses not to do so? Think: ObamaCare penalties. Taxes. Elections would come under the heel of the Internal Revenue Service.
  2. Campaign contributions would become outlawed, if you understand this man’s history..
  3. Debates would be strictly controlled by government to the point of deciding eligibility of candidates.
  4. Ultimately, the leftist Democrat Party would have total control of government.

Compulsory voting is a system in which electors are obliged to vote in elections or attend a polling place on voting day. If an eligible voter does not attend a polling place, he or she may be subject to punitive measures such as fines or community service. As of August 2013, 22 countries were recorded as having laws for compulsory voting and 11 of these 22 countries as enforcing these laws in practice. – Wikipedia

Fines? Community service?

Voting may be seen as a civic right rather than a civic duty. While citizens may exercise their civil rights (free speech, right to an attorney, etc.) they are not compelled to. Furthermore, compulsory voting may infringe other rights. For example, Jehovah’s Witnesses and most Christadelphians believe that they should not participate in political events. Forcing them to vote ostensibly denies them their freedom of religious practice. In some countries with compulsory voting, Jehovah’s Witnesses and others may be excused on these grounds. If however they are forced to go to the polling place, they can still use a blank or invalid vote.

Similarly, compulsory voting may be seen as an infringement of Article 2 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which guarantees freedom of political opinion and thus the right of citizens to believe in a political system other than a democratic one, such as an absolute monarchy. However, it may also be argued that citizens may legitimately be required to vote since the right to believe in a different political system does not conflict with the obligation to conform with legal requirements of the system in place.

Another argument against compulsory voting, prevalent among legal scholars in the United States, is that it is essentially a compelled speech act, which violates freedom of speech because the freedom to speak necessarily includes the freedom not to speak. – Wikipedia

Can it work for us? It works for North Korea.

In our country, voting is a duty, not an obligation. Government cannot force us to vote – at least not for the time being.

Be advised. Our Tyrant-in-Chief has less than two years in his term to use his pen and his telephone to trample our republican form of government, the freest nation in the history of the world.

President John Adams
President John Adams

John White

So, Obama & Kerry Negotiate With Iranian Muslim Radicals – What Can Go Wrong?

Kerry and Obama have their pens and telephones at the ready

Secretary of State John Kerry said from Egypt a day ago, “We have made some progress but there are still gaps, important gaps, and important choices that need to be made by Iran in order to move forward.

Gaps? What gaps? Do you mean gaps like these?

Iran starts production of long-range cruise missile – Iranian army chief of staff says his country will never trust the United States | By Justin Jalil | March 14, 2015, 7:27 pm

 

Photo: The Times of Israel
Photo: The Times of Israel

The above article continues with this:

“Kerry, who travels to Lausanne, Switzerland, on Sunday for another round of talks with his Iranian counterpart, Mohammad Javad Zarif, said he would seek to assure U.S. allies — Britain, China, France, Germany and Russia — and Zarif that Congress did not have the authority to change a deal.”

Who is John Kerry? You’re likely too young to know. I’m not. I remember well how he betrayed our country in violation of the Logan Act of 1799.

“In 1985, for example, then-freshman Senator John Kerry traveled to Nicaragua for a friendly get-together with the Sandinista president, Daniel Ortega. The position of the Reagan administration was to support the opposition Contras. Kerry wasn’t much interested in the administration’s position. Upon his return to the United States, Kerry met with President Reagan to convey a message from Ortega. Reagan “wasn’t thrilled,” Kerry later told the New York Times. This week, it’s Kerry’s turn to be less than thrilled.” NewsBusters.org:Chris Matthews Ignores How Then-Sen. Kerry Arguably Violated Logan Act

Before his election to the Senate, John Kerry violated the Logan Act when he met with North Vietnamese communists in 1971.

“Kerry met with representatives from “both delegations” of the Vietnamese in Paris in 1970, according to Kerry’s own testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on April 22, 1971. But Kerry’s meetings with the Vietnamese delegations were in direct violation of laws forbidding private citizens from negotiating with foreign powers, according to researcher and author Jerry Corsi, who began studying the anti-war movement in the early 1970s.” Front Page Magazine, March 12, 2015 by Daniel Greenfield

john kerry before us senate
Law Refresher for Mr. John Kerry, traitor, French-speaking anti-American Secretary of State

“He shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur” US Constitution, Article II, Section 2, Paragraph 2

Among elected federal offices the U.S. Senate holds the highest authority over the Supreme Law of the Land. No treaty has the force of law without the approval of two-thirds of senators.

In summary, Mr. Kerry, there is no “deal” without the 2/3 majority agreement of our U.S. Senate.

We have a president who hates America and a Secretary of State who also hates America. What could go wrong?

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem. Ask God to have mercy on us.

John White