Another 'scientific consensus' bites the dust

Thomas Lifson
Another alleged "scientific consensus" turns out to be wrong. And this time, the data disproving proving the consensus view was gathered from the internet. From the University of Sydney


It took just a couple of hours using data available on the internet for University of Sydney scientists to discover that the Milky Way is twice as wide as previously thought.

Astrophysicist Professor Bryan Gaensler led a team that has found that our galaxy - a flattened spiral about 100,000 light years across - is 12,000 light years thick, not the 6,000 light years that had been previously thought.

Proving not all science requires big, expensive apparatus, Professor Gaensler and colleagues, Dr Greg Madsen, Dr Shami Chatterjee and PhD student Ann Mao, downloaded data from the internet and analysed it in a spreadsheet.

"We were tossing around ideas about the size of the Galaxy, and thought we had better check the standard numbers that everyone uses. It took us just a few hours to calculate this for ourselves. We thought we had to be wrong, so we checked and rechecked and couldn't find any mistakes."

Consensus may be the way Quaker Meetings are conducted, but consensus has nothing to do with science, which is based on data and logic. So the warmist claim that there exists a "scientific consensus" on man-made global warming is utterly bogus.
Another alleged "scientific consensus" turns out to be wrong. And this time, the data disproving proving the consensus view was gathered from the internet. From the University of Sydney


It took just a couple of hours using data available on the internet for University of Sydney scientists to discover that the Milky Way is twice as wide as previously thought.

Astrophysicist Professor Bryan Gaensler led a team that has found that our galaxy - a flattened spiral about 100,000 light years across - is 12,000 light years thick, not the 6,000 light years that had been previously thought.

Proving not all science requires big, expensive apparatus, Professor Gaensler and colleagues, Dr Greg Madsen, Dr Shami Chatterjee and PhD student Ann Mao, downloaded data from the internet and analysed it in a spreadsheet.

"We were tossing around ideas about the size of the Galaxy, and thought we had better check the standard numbers that everyone uses. It took us just a few hours to calculate this for ourselves. We thought we had to be wrong, so we checked and rechecked and couldn't find any mistakes."

Consensus may be the way Quaker Meetings are conducted, but consensus has nothing to do with science, which is based on data and logic. So the warmist claim that there exists a "scientific consensus" on man-made global warming is utterly bogus.