Quote of the day—Dr. Tim Ball

There are several misconceptions about CO2, most created because proponents tried to prove the hypothesis rather than the normal scientific practice of disproof.

Dr. Tim Ball
November 9, 2011
Whether It Is Warming or Climate Change, It Cannot be the CO2.
[There is lots of other interesting data in this post. As Ry summarized when telling me about this, “North America and Europe are net absorbers of CO2. South America and Africa are net producers. And it’s all due to natural causes. Human CO2 production is in the noise of measurement error of the natural sources.”

Beyond the point the CO2/global-warming/climate-change fraud I wanted to point out that the “normal scientific practice of disproof” is what has been tripping up the anti-gun people. Their hypothesis that gun control will decrease crime is so easy to disprove that they expose themselves as a religious faith. Their deeply held beliefs persist in the absence of and in despite of evidence. I have no problem with them exercising their First Amendment rights to exercise the the religion of their choice but they do not have the right, nor should they have the power, to force others to worship the same god(s) they do.

If you only need a couple of talking point so to put them in their place point out that since the gun ban in Washington D.C. was thrown out the number of murders (the murder rate would be lower still) has dropped to the lowest in 46 years. Since the gun ban in Chicago was overthrown the number of murders is the lowest in at least 20 years. The gun bans reduce crime hypothesis cannot survive exposure to the normal scientific practice of disproof. This has been well known since at least the mid-1980s when Rossi and Wright published their book.

The Brady Campaign, The Violence Policy Center, and the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence are nothing more than fading religious cults whose beliefs have killed tens of thousands of people and put millions of lives at risk. They are no more credible and should be given no more political voice than a cult advocating castration to reach an alien spacecraft.—Joe]


2 thoughts on “Quote of the day—Dr. Tim Ball

  1. “The gun bans reduce crime hypothesis cannot survive exposure to the normal scientific practice of disproof.”

    And right there is a major concern for both sides.

    If getting rid of gun restrictions is saving lives, it means that gun restrictions have been killing people. If gun restrictions have been killing people, then DEPRIVATION OF RIGHTS UNDER COLOR OF LAW has been resulting in death WHILE the gun restriction crowd has had enough information to be aware of it YET they continue to push for gun restrictions.

    It’s a problem for the gun restriction side because it means they’re criminals, possibly subject to the death penalty.

    It’s a problem for the pro-freedom side because the violators giving up and conceding would mean admission of guilt. They can’t afford to do that, so they’ll have to double down. Conceding would also mean the dismantling of a significant part of the anti-liberty infra$tructure. The second amendment violators are in a catch 22 situation and that’s when people get really dangerous.

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