Al Gore to Rick Perry: Climate scientists aren't motivated by money

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    Can anyone really be this stupid?

     
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    Well considering Mr. Enron came up with carbon crediting, I have a bit of a problem with motivation.

    :lol:
     
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    What Goes left out is Millions of them would not have work if not for Government Funded Research. The Scientists may not get rich off it, but the damn sure have a vested interest in keeping the Funding rolling in.
     
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    Hey, that sounds a lot like religion...
     
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    Are you admitting that the AGW con is a religion?
     
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    No, I'm just agreeing that the OP is making it sound like religion.
     
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    Republicans know that EVERYONE is motivated by money. What else IS there?
     
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    Everyone is motivated by what makes them feel good. Presumably, a scientist finds pleasure or happiness in pursuing his discipline. If that requires funding, then he will seek funding from where it is available.

    The government is a pretty wide open source since the money is coming from people who have stolen it from others and it has no value to them except as it serves to control those who are endowed with it.

    When I buy something, the actual product is of secondary value to what it provides to me. A car is a car, but it's also a status symbol, a performance platform, a badge of identity and either dependable or not.

    By the same token, research either supports or erodes a given viewpoint. If the buyer is looking to have a given viewpoint suported, the endowed will support it this time or miss out on the funding next time.

    No mystery here. The realtionship is strictly cause and effect; unlike the results of the research produced.
     
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    "But one must say clearly that we redistribute de facto the world's wealth by climate policy." -- IPCC Official Policy

    Read more: UN IPCC Official Admits 'We Redistribute World's Wealth By Climate Policy' | NewsBusters.org
     
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