Monday, May 8, 2017

Questions for Mr. Trump by an unreliable biologist.

Hi Donald, given your reactions on research of scientists with respect to the effects of global warming and their warnings regarding probable climate changes, I understand that you distrust scientists if their conclusions and resulting predictions do not agree with your own conviction.
You never gave us the impression that you are doubting your own words or their significance.
You might know that scientists in turn distrust politicians. To be fair, I think they have more reason to do so, than you have for the opposite.
If a scientist makes a statement, he will add his arguments and/or evidence and will always search to test his hypothesis.
I 'm afraid that, in spite of your name, you did not succeed in your attempts to trump your opponents, simply by blowing your own trumpet.
Trumpets remind me of elephants. In the Netherlands we have a proverb, literally translated: "He behaves as an elephant in a china cabinet". Given that - in this case - the china cabinet is our planet and the elephant was chosen to remain there for at least four years, I can only hope that the elephant will be tamed in the meantime.

Accidentally, you might have heard of a statement of one of the most important scientists of all times, Newton, about scientists: “If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants.”
Another interesting statement of Newton was as follows: “I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies, but not the madness of people.” 

Anyone of us, using a car or a plane to travel over the earth, meanwhile talking with others via a smart-phone or listening to the radio, has to trust on the achievements of countless scientists, standing on the shoulders of countless other scientists. So, if you are twittering on the back seat of your car after listening to the lies told about you via the radio or reading the lies written about you in the newspapers, while your driver looks at the route planner based on GPS, both of you are trusting on a lot of scientists at the same time.
With so many unreliable scientists standing on the shoulders of so may other unreliable scientists, the result would be extremely dangerous. It is like a "Tower of Babel" on wheels. Continuously, you should be afraid that it will collapse.
You must really fear that you will never survive the four years of your presidency with so many scientists on which you have to rely.

May, 8,  2017, Nico van Rooijen (un unreliable biologist)  Haarlem, The Netherlands.

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