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Al Gore comes out of hiding

Al Gore saving the worldPart of Al Gore’s credibility problem is his blatant conflict of interest, having profitted enormously from pushing AGW. Fortunately, ID proponents can’t say that we’ve lined our coffers pursuing ID. Sure, Barbara Forrest, Eugenie Scott, and Ken Miller constantly proclaim the contrary — from their well-heeled positions, funded largely by public moneys.

In any case, this just in regarding our former vice president:

A Blizzard Of Lies From Al Gore

Posted 03/01/2010 06:41 PM ET

Climate Fraud: Al Gore resurfaces in an op-ed to say that nobody’s perfect, everybody makes mistakes and climate change is still real. And he has some oceanfront property in the Himalayas to sell you.

If hyperbole and chutzpah had a child, it would be the opening paragraph of Gore’s op-ed in Sunday’s New York Times. Gore surfaced from the global warming witness-protection program to opine that despite admissions of error and evidence of fraud by various agencies, we still face “an unimaginable calamity requiring large-scale, preventive measures to protect human civilization as we know it.”

Perhaps he’s trying to protect his investments as he knows them, for he is heavily involved in enterprises that deal with carbon offsets and green technology. If the case for climate change is shown to be demonstrably false, a lot of his green evaporates like moisture from the ocean.

Interestingly, it’s that moisture from the ocean that he uses to defend his failed hypothesis. The blizzards that have buried the Northeast, he writes, are proof of global warming because record evaporation due to warming is what produces record snows. Except that supporters of his theory not long ago argued exactly the opposite.

He writes that we should “not miss the forest for the trees, neither should we miss the climate for the snowstorm.” He should explain why last year Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., warned that lack of snow in the mountains was threatening California’s water supply.

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10 Responses to Al Gore comes out of hiding

  1. Fortunately, ID proponents can’t say that we’ve lined our coffers pursuing ID.

    Does this mean that your books have not sold well?

  2. 2

    Mark,

    I always appreciate how you can so skillfully ignore the elephant in the room. I am certain the idea that you wish to bring up is very interesting, and I’d like to respond in full to you comment. But I first would like to give you the opportunity to expand on it for clarity.

    So, what exactly is your point?

  3. Mark Frank,

    They’ve sold well enough for the types of books they are. My book THE DESIGN INFERENCE was the best selling Cambridge University Press monograph in many years. But good sales in this case meant under 3,000 copies — hardly enough to live on. And even my best selling books have never broken 100,000, which when distributed over the years is still not enough to live off. Sure, they give the family some spending money and allow debts to be paid, but to really cash in, you need blockbusters or textbooks. Which reminds me, Ken Miler has a biology textbook that sells very well….

  4. #2 #3 This was a genuine enquiry which William has answered – thanks. No Elephant that I am aware of.

  5. Bill you have made a lot of money selling your books- and I am grateful that you have. I think that the work of you and your colleagues has made an incalculable difference in people’s lives. I know I certainly has helped me answer many of the daunting and burning questions that were eating me up on the inside through most of my young adulthood.

    I do believe that the task of communing faith and reason is one very close to your heart because the genuineness of your interest in ID shows through the quality of your work. When people like Francis Collins are only trying to cash in on the apologetics and ID crazes, it shows through their work as well. Nothing Collins has contributed in his books goes anywhere near as far as books of yours like The Design Revolution, The Design Inference, NFL, and some of the things TEC- though as a person who now holds traditional Catholic beliefs regarding theology I don’t know that I can agree with all of it.

    I also can tell that Steve Meyer is very genuine in his efforts and interests in ID as well. His seriousness and steadfastness, perseverance and enthusiasm has bestowed a lot of grace on the ID movement.

    So, on the other hand lets compare this to Al Gore. Gore is a guy that is not a scientist- has major conflicts of interests- and holds no degrees in the field he is proclaiming knowledge in. He flies around in private jets- which over a short time probably produce more Co2 than 99% of the people on the earth will produce in their whole life time- and he makes outrageous claims- some of which can be found in his Nostradamus like book “Earth in The Balance.” And he refuses to apologise or retract next to anything that he has been wrong about.

    Now on the other hand we have you and Steve and other interested leading ID proponents who actually WILL admit when there exists a real possible weakness on an issue – and concede facts that marginalize the monopoly of your view point. For example IDists like yourself and Meyer don’t go around saying there is NO evidence for universal common ancestry because you know that while the tree of life my one day be shown to be wrong entirely- there are evidences that CAN be interpreted theoretically as being supportive of it.

    Basically you guys are at least trying to be honest about prowess and relevancy of your theory-as opposed to doing what AGW alarmists do which find the most psychologically propagandist way to manipulate the public into supporting freedom constricting legislation. Is it then any surprise that Gore’s major in college was first psychology before switching it to government?

    Now while Gore and yourselves have both made money doing what you do (though Gore MUCH more) what is really important is what you do with that money- and how it effects you. After all it would speak volumes about Gores sincerity (if not insanity) if he was taking all of his money and donating it to green causes. But he is not.

    No one should be expected to be charitable at this extreme of a level- but when you look at Gore’s wealth I am sure there is room for a little bit more aggressive approach if he is so extremely concerned about the ominous environmental changes he claims to believe will occur in short order.

    Yet, it will speak volumes about the sincerity of you and your colleagues if you take a portion of your earnings and, instead of using it for greater self indulgence, use it to reinvest in relevant causes and charities. The hallmark of sincerity is steadfastness in your most adamant beliefs- not allowing money, fame and dissociated opportunities to corrupt the purity and fervor of the way you pursue you field of interest.

    Lastly, no one has the right to say for certain what the true nature of the minds and souls of Al Gore- or ID theorists actually are. But people will judge the quality and nature of their interests in part by their actions.

    As Jesus clearly taught no one should judge another person, lest he be judge BUT we shall judge the judgements of others,.

    John 7:24-

    “Judge not according to the appearance: but judge the just judgement”

    That is why I always say you cannot be a Darwinists and a true Christian- BUT I do not claim to know what any particular person himself actually believes- because someone can SAY they are a Darwinists on the outside but actually not be one on the inside. Therefore I simply judge the quality of their reasoning- that is their judgements- according to what I do know to be true- what they openly proclaim.

    So I personally thank you Bill, for writing books and making money. I just pray that you all will stay on the narrow path.

    And of course, admittedly, what I am writing comes from a VERY imperfect person- myself.

  6. off topic:

    Homeschooling: German Family Gets Political Asylum in U.S.
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/time/2.....1196809900

  7. From the article:

    He should explain why last year Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., warned that lack of snow in the mountains was threatening California’s water supply.

    I know, I know- pick me, pick me!!!

    The lack of snow in the mountains was because the precipitation fell as rain- it was too warm to snow.

  8. Interestingly, it’s that moisture from the ocean that he uses to defend his failed hypothesis. The blizzards that have buried the Northeast, he writes, are proof of global warming because record evaporation due to warming is what produces record snows.

    ok, but doesn’t that moisture have to encounter something cold to turn into snow? Where’s all that cold coming from?

  9. The Artic- it gets cold up there during the winter.

    Haven’t you heard?

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    Al Gore is more scarce than the polar bears.

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