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Non-scientist says, “The science is settled! So just shut up!”

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Fox News host Tucker Carlson hosted a California college professor, Joseph Palermo, who wrote a Huffington Post op-ed in which he argued that Trump’s administration shouldn’t be allowed to use Twitter since they believed “the science of global warming is bogus.”

In the article, Dr. Palermo claimed that 98% of scientists believe in the science behind extreme climate change scenarios.

During the interview, Carlson pressed Palermo for a source for his 98% claim.

“How do you know that? Are you a scientist or have you polled other scientists? Where’d you get that figure?”

Palermo wouldn’t or couldn’t answer the question.

Daily Caller suggested that Palermo was likely referring to an oft-touted 2013 study by Australian researcher John Cook.

Cook’s study has been thoroughly debunked by experts who found the actual “consensus” is scarcely 0.3 percent.

Palermo has a Ph.D. from Cornell University in American History, with minor fields in Anthropology and Modern Latin America.

He has two M. A.s, one from Cornell in American History and one from San Jose State University in History.  His B.A. is from the University of California, Santa Cruz, where he doubled majored in Sociology and Anthropology.

He currently teaches history at Sacramento State, where his bio lists his specialization as “U.S., twentieth-century politics.”

Notably missing from his academic and work history is any sniff or whiff that he ever studied any hard science at all, much less that he majored in or has worked in the fields of climatology or meteorology.

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Fetomaternal Microchimerism

Giving birth could literally save your life.

Studies have shown that fetal stem cells can and do pass into the mother’s body where they can persist for years and may even assist in healing injuries to the mother’s organs.

A 1996 study in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that in humans, genetically distinct cells from a male fetus persisted in the mother’s body as long as 27 years after birth.

And a 2015 study suggested that fetal cells may actually heal maternal organs!  Researchers tagged mice with a fluorescent protein that allowed the researchers to trace the flow of the fetus’s stem cells from the mother’s placenta into its heart while they induced cardiac injury to the mother.

They found that fetal stem cells in mice directly targeted the damaged cardiac cells and fully integrated themselves into the mother’s heart.  There is a wide body of research that suggests similar phenomena could occur in humans.

Wow!

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http://www.lifenews.com/2016/12/12/fascinating-scientific-discovery-shows-unborn-babys-cells-repair-moms-organs/

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The real face of “Santa Claus”

Forensic scientists have done a facial reconstruction from the skull of Saint Nicholas.

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Adult vs Embryonic Stem Cells

The science of success is clear.  The ETHICAL option is also the option that works.

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ADULT stem cells can be harvested from many different tissues, including bone marrow, blood, muscle, fat, and umbilical cord blood.  The donor is not harmed in any way.

EMBRYONIC stem cells require the destruction of a young human embryo.  Often many embryos are destroyed before one successful cell culture is achieved.

ADULT stem cells are being used to CURE a wide range of previously incurable and untreatable disorders.

EMBRYONIC stem cells tend to grow tumors, so they are helping no one.

Adult Stem Cells Restore Doug Oliver’s Eyesight [4:22] — A 90-minute procedure cured this man’s untreatable eye problem!

Adult Stem Cell Success – CIDP: Bryan Hinkle [4:25] — CIPD (Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy) destroyed all feeling in Bryan’s legs and feet.  Within two days of his stem cell treatment, he was able to feel with his feet that the bathroom tiles were cold.  Today, he can run.

See more videos at http://www.stemcellresearchfacts.org/.

For the latest facts on adult stem cell transplants, go to lozierinstitute.org.

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MYTHBUSTER: Science vs. the Catholic Church

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Have you ever noticed how the ONLY evidence anyone can cite for the alleged hostility of the Catholic Church to science is the Galileo affair?  The RCC has been around for nearly 2,000 years.  You’d think if its hostility to science was such a big deal, there’s be more evidence, wouldn’t you?

The fact is that, while the Galileo thing was not a shining moment in my church’s history, it was also not the one-sided affair most people seem to think it was.  Galileo himself bears a great deal of the blame.  And he was never tortured or thrown into prison either.  His punishment for flipping the bird at the pope was house arrest in a country house near Florence.  He died peacefully in his own bed.  Poor baby.

In fact, until he gave up pure science and became obsessed with converting public opinion and trying to force the Roman Catholic hierarchy to espouse his theological ideas, Galileo was celebrated by leaders of the RCC, including the pope.  If he’d stuck with science and left theology to the theologians, he would never have gotten into trouble.

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But no … he had to become his century’s version of Al Gore (not that Al Gore was ever in his life an actual scientist).  And, given how brutally hostile the scientific community is today toward so-called climate deniers and those who espouse Intelligent Design, I’m thinking the RCC in Galileo’s day had NOTHING on today’s secular scientists.

Plus, it’s not like Galileo was right about everything.  He believed, for example, that comets were exhalations of the atmosphere and tides were caused by the rotation of the Earth.  Ahem.  He also never dropped anything off the Tower of Pisa.

Pope (now Saint) John Paul II felt that the conflict between Galileo and the RCC ought never to have occurred, because faith and science, properly understood, can never be at odds. It’s in the Catechism:

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The Galileo Affair <- Good article on the topic
http://www.ewtn.com/library/HOMELIBR/GALILEO.TXT

How the Catholic Church Built Western Civilization by Thomas E. Woods, Jr.
The Galileo Affair is covered on pages 67-74.
https://www.amazon.com/Catholic-Church-Built-Western-Civilization/dp/1596983280

Galileo’s Leaning Tower of Pisa Experiment <- Never happened
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galileo%27s_Leaning_Tower_of_Pisa_experiment

The 35 Lunar Craters Named For Jesuits
http://faculty.fairfield.edu/jmac/sj/scientists/lunacrat.htm

Catholic Catechism: Faith and Science
http://ccc.usccb.org/flipbooks/catechism/index.html#61/z

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Beautiful Tribute to Mom by Jim Walter

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“Mom was a classically-trained concert violinist, with vaudeville and comedy overtones.  When she was pregnant with me, she practiced her violin while carrying me through full term.  The science is in that the vibrations of the music enjoyed by the mother is embedded in the molecular structure of her new infant.  That explains a lot.  Mom left us fifteen years ago, but her vibrations still resonate as much as ever.  As they should.”

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What caused pre-industrial climate change?

Good question!

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The temperature data came from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Climatic Data Center website. It’s part of the federal government.

Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman gave a talk at Cornell in which he pronounced the “key to science.”  In short, if your theory about how the world works has yielded predictions that are contradicted by observations, then your theory was wrong. Period.

Feynman Chaser — The Key to Science [1:02]

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An Inconvenient Truth: Liberal Climate Inquisition Can’t Explain Past Temperature Change

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May 2: Climate Hustle in theaters

Climate Hustle

CLIMATE HUSTLE, hosted by award-winning investigative journalist Marc Morano, reveals the history of climate scares including global cooling; debunks outrageous claims about temperatures, extreme weather, and the so-called “consensus;” exposes the increasingly shrill calls to “act immediately before it’s too late,” and in perhaps the film’s most important section, profiles key scientists who used to believe in climate alarm but have since converted to skepticism.

For showtimes in your area: http://www.climatehustlemovie.com/

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