Sunday, March 26, 2017

Rep. Lamar Smith Explains How his Followers Evolved into Monkeys

Representative Lamar Smith (R–TX) rarely expresses his true feelings in public. But speaking yesterday to a like-minded crowd of climate change doubters and skeptics, the chairman of the science committee in the U.S. House of Representatives acknowledged that the committee is now a tool to advance his political agenda rather than a forum to examine important issues facing the U.S. research community.

- Science: Lamar Smith, unbound, lays out political strategy at climate doubters’ conference

There seems to be some dismay regarding Smith politicizing science but we don't know of a time when Republicans did not do that since the other choice is to understand it.

Next week we’re going to have a hearing on our favorite subject of climate change and also on the scientific method, which has been repeatedly ignored by the so-called self-professed climate scientists,” Smith told the Heartland Institute’s 12th annual conference on climate change in Washington, D.C. The audience cheered loudly as Smith read the names of three witnesses—climate scientist Judith Curry, who recently retired from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta; policy specialist Roger Pielke, Jr. of the University of Colorado in Boulder; and John Christy, a professor of earth system science at the University of Alabama in Huntsville—he expects to support his view that climate change is a politically driven fabrication and that taking steps to mitigate its impact will harm the U.S. economy.

- Science

Love those joy joy feelings when a Republican tries to school scientists on the scientific method which hasn't changed in centuries.  From that fact we conclude, Smith's followers know nothing whatsoever about the scientific method and did, in fact, evolve into monkeys who scratch frequently and often carry fleas.

Note:  that's common in Texas.  If you doubt that, recall Texas is the state which sent Tom DeLay to Washington and consequently infested much of the Capitol with fleas.

We also conclude Lamar Smith has no interest in scientific method since he rolls out his ringer scientists as if he presents Miley Cyrus and her new baby.

Ed:  does she have a new baby?

No idea if she even has an old baby as I used the Lamar Smith version of the scientific method for the discovery part of that statement.

Ed:  just made it up?

Roger that

It's really not clear how Lamar Smith will explain the scientific method when the Republicans showed they don't even understand the partisan method after they got bitchslapped to the Moon over that insulting medical plan.

Oh, and I heard they will replace Paul Ryan with Wile E. Coyote too.

Ed:  more scientific method?

You bet

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