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  •  Not sure I understood that (0+ / 0-)

    ??? The entire theory behind climate science comes from the physicals sciences.   Sure, there are a godawful lot of wingnut physicists out there (the Edward Teller  military types), but if you really want to understand the subject you will need to know some serious physics.  

    (I had some involvement in this work in the 80's measuring isotope ratios in CO2 and CH4 - to help trace the sources)

    •  Sure (0+ / 0-)

      but there's a lot more complexity involved in the study of a massive system like the climate than most physicists or engineers seem to understand.  That complexity cannot just be ignored as insignificant.

      It isn't to say that all physical scientists are that way, but the culture does seem to spin off a significant minority who go in for this.

      Hay hombres que luchan un dia, y son buenos Hay otros que luchan un año, y son mejores Hay quienes luchan muchos años, y son muy buenos. Pero hay los que luchan toda la vida. Esos son los imprescendibles.

      by Mindful Nature on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 01:15:02 PM PST

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