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JCU bans Prof Peter Ridd from criticizing scientific institutions. Defiant, he refuses, fights on!

ANCIENT PATRIARCHS EDITOR COMMENTS:

THIS HAPPENS IN HISTORY SCIENCE TOO

UPDATE: Funding target reached already. Thank you!

I am astonished, very relieved and most importantly incredibly grateful for the support. I would also particularly like to thank Anthony, Jennifer Marohasy, Jo Nova, Willie Soon, Benny Peiser and many others for getting the issue up on blogs and spreading the word.

Kind regards, Peter

JCU is trying (and failing) to gag Peter Ridd from discussing why we can’t trust scientific organisations

Last August Professor Peter Ridd said the unsayable — that we can no longer trust scientific institutions. His employer, James Cook University (JCU) could have explained why they were trustworthy, but instead they fired back with a formal censure and ordered him to be silent, effectively to stop him criticizing the current state of science or scientific institutions. Then knowing exactly how respectable, ethical, and scientific this is, they also ordered him not to mention the censure too. Let’s censor the censure!

If there was a crisis in science, what academic would be allowed to point it out?

It gets dirtier, apparently now they are even trawling through his private emails as well, hunting for more ammunition for their misconduct case. Who’s a bit desperate?

Hypothetically, if there was a crisis in modern science, with a failure to replicate results or a lack objectivity, this could cost the nation billions, risk the reef, slow medical research, and hurt our children, but  JCU have effectively said that no one they employ can talk about it. Does the state of science matter to JCU? Not as much as their right to issue prophecies, no hard questions asked, star on the tellie, and help their favourite political cause. (Science for Big-Government’s sake).
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Dr. Henry Bauer, Why We Shouldn’t Trust Science [Esp. Historical Science]

Just under an hour- Absolutely worth listening to! via Skeptiko with many thanks for providing a great interview so freely
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Henry Bauer: We have to be skeptical about what scientists say, because what scientists tell you is not necessarily the same as what science can tell you.

A selection of quotes from the interview

Henry Bauer: Right, thanks. I was turned on to science in high school and I studied chemistry and I taught chemistry and did research in chemistry [he is emeritus professor of chemistry and science studies, and emeritus dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, “Virginia Tech”]

Henry Bauer: Exactly, thank you. The thing is that even as science is accepted as being the hallmark of a true understanding, the fact of the matter is, the history of science shows quite clearly that scientific consensus, at any point in time, can’t be accepted as absolutely correct. Continue reading Dr. Henry Bauer, Why We Shouldn’t Trust Science [Esp. Historical Science]

Nature “Scientists believe rock fossils could be 3.77 billion years old.” (Not 3.78 mind you!)

Scientists believe!” What do they believe? That it “could be!” Could be what? “3.77 billion years old!” Not 3.76, nor 3.78, mind you. No! 3.77 billion! That is 3.770.000.000 years ago! An awful long time ago when there were no witnesses around to verify their hypothesis.

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And what is their “science” based on? Oh, on “the geologic time scale” that is based on “key fossils“, which are dated by the layers they are found in, and the layers in turn are dated by the key fossils that are found in them. Very nifty circular reasoning. But to these “scientists” that doesn’t matter, because their hypothesis is supported by International Academe who has long rubber-stamped Darwinian theory to virtually be a “law of nature” because “there is no more debate” on their “science by consensus” and support of MS Media. Continue reading Nature “Scientists believe rock fossils could be 3.77 billion years old.” (Not 3.78 mind you!)