He could do the math for Astrophysics to explain how the universe works. But he could not get the same math to work on both.
He died searching for a Unified Field Theory. I’m no Einstein, but I feel the same frustration when I read about “Climate Change” (formerly known as Global Warming).
Al Gore said the ice caps would be melted by last year. There are many current stories about the melting ice caps. It must be true. But NASA says, “The retention of more sea ice in September 2013 has increased the overall thickness and volume of the ice pack compared to recent years. Antarctic sea ice remains significantly more extensive than average.”
My inner Einstein can’t make those two story lines merge.
There is a definite uptick in the Climate Change stories in the media this week. The President is talking about it in every speech. Overseas, the Secretary of State is issuing dire warnings to other countries. The most extreme case is the media citing a report that says “global warming will trigger more U.S. crimes including murders and rapes over the next century, with social costs estimated to run as high as $115 billion.”
It was quite scientific and specific, “Between 2010 and 2099, climate change can be expected to cause an additional 22,000 murders, 180,000 cases of rape, 1.2 million aggravated assaults, 2.3 million simple assaults, 260,000 robberies, 1.3 million burglaries, 2.2 million cases of larceny and 580,000 cases of vehicle theft.”
I can’t be skeptical of these honest politicians backed by such precise numbers. Somebody might label me with a derogatory name that would be the opposite of Einstein.
So without taking sides, I think it might be safe to focus on how ideas are discussed.
Some say, “The debate is over. No more facts will be allowed in this discussion. It is settled.” The Einstein in me is pretty certain that is not good scientific procedure.
Use the new tools that got invented yesterday and compare the data from the tools that were used last year.
Bill Nye, The Science Guy is a very persuasive proponent of Global Warming. His underlying irrefutable truth is that man puts a lot of carbon dioxide in the air and our population is growing rapidly.
I get that, but what kind of public policy does that dictate?
Shall we remove a specific number of humans to adjust for the carbon? Shall we decide who gets to breed and who must be a genetic dead end? If we just rely on education, then the educated will have fewer babies and the uneducated will fill the void. All the Einsteins in our souls must know that this kind of Final Solution has been tried.
I can’t speak for The Right or The Left, but I think many feel the way I do; I want cleaner energy. I do not want more expensive energy. Don’t let my Inner Einstein die without finding our Unified Field Theory.