Answer: Because his answer is what an actual scientist would say

Posted: March 6, 2010 by datechguy in opinion/news
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Q: How do we know DaScienceGuy really is into science?

Take a look at the money quote from this post about traveling

I have one word. VIDEO CONFERENCING! Has to be cheaper than this……But I guess there is something to being in the same room as some folks for a meeting.

By an odd coincidence in a later post he has this to say about former Vice President Al Gore:

Ok now to my main point of this rant. I heard on the news that Al Gore is getting an honorary degree from University of Tennessee…

Normally who cares, he is an alumni, a famous one and if it makes them feel better have fun with it.

I think the timing is interesting. Its in some kind of climate science (I don’t remember how they are phrasing it but you get the point). Given the current debate not only on the news but what I am sure is about to be in the open scientific literature given the news is this a good thing?

The posts seem unrelated but I think not.

One of the things that really get me about the Global Warming debate and the people that beat their breasts about it is how they manage to schedule conferences at the best hotels in the finest locations with the largest entourages with the best food and wines available all at public expense.

If these people actually believed that Global warming was an issue they could video conference for a fraction of the price, in fact the equipment once purchased would be permanently available (minus the cost of maintenance) for a double economy.

Why don’t you see this? As I’ve said before because it is a gravy train for NGO’s civil servants and the people who are buying into this nonsense. It’s all about the party and the dollars, it has nothing to do with the planet.

You want to give an honorary degree to someone, I nominate DaScienceGuy!

  1. Silly question: why give Al Gore an honourary science degree, even if the science were sound (which it obviously is not)?

    Maybe it’s just me, but the accolades, if any are due, are not to those who make themselves rich and famous (and Nobel-Prize-winning) by the science, but those who spend their lives educating themselves so that they can understand how to do the science, then use a tremendous amount of effort to apply their intelligence and education to the problem at hand.

    It would be a bit like giving an honourary medical degree to the pharmaceutical rep, not to the researchers who made the drug.