In a world where truth is perceived by what humans see and where absolutes are but a point of ridicule, the story of NASA’s big blunder brings back the main point: Humans are sadly flawed.
Much of Al Gore’s arguments are made moot by an overlooked error; Y2K bug. And thus, God seeks to confound the brilliance of humans.
The data correction reduced the mean US temperature by about 0.15 ºC for the years 2000 through 2006, for an average of 0.66 ºC. The news was a delight to global warming naysayers — such as the conservative blogger Noel Sheppard at NewsBusters —who claimed it refutes a key tenet of the global warming “myth” advanced by Al Gore that nine of the ten warmest years in history have occurred since 1995. They also claim the lack of coverage on the mistake indicates a liberal media cover-up.
The new top 10 hottest years in the US are: 1934, 1998, 1921, 2006, 1931, 1999, 1953, 1990, 1938 and 1939.
The pro-science (pro-human intelligence alone) will probably spin this as a “that is why we are getting the truth slowly, and when mistakes are made we are HUMBLE to adapt to it, in our search of truth… blah blah blah”. But the point is this, this particular error is just a SMALL mistake that can be detected. A tangible mistake. What about the small, minute assumptions and approximations done?
Especially for the Large Hadron Collider experiment, featured on the latest Discover Magazine here? 17 miles long in circumference, and equipped with some of the most complicated technology in the WHOLE world, do you honestly think that it is so controlled that a small notion of assumption will not likely to affect the result of the experiment? That it is purely correct? Not if you believe in Chaos Theory. 🙂
For me, it is back to the notion of absolutes, that there IS a state of truth that is not dependant on human mindsets and thought (whether individual or collective – the latter is relating to the scientific community idealism). And this truth is embodied in THE Truth. God.