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Nobel Prize winner seems to think his Nobel Prize counts more than Al Gore’s Nobel Prize

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It’s the same old story: You give a scientist a Nobel, and suddenly he thinks he’s smarter than Al Gore. FoxNews.com:

Dr. Ivar Giaever, a former professor with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the 1973 winner of the Nobel Prize in physics, abruptly announced his resignation Tuesday, Sept. 13, from the premier physics society in disgust over its officially stated policy that “global warming is occurring.”

The official position of the American Physical Society (APS) supports the theory that man’s actions have inexorably led to the warming of the planet, through increased emissions of carbon dioxide.

Giaever does not agree — and put it bluntly and succinctly in the subject line of his email, reprinted at Climate Depot, a website devoted to debunking the theory of man-made climate change.

“I resign from APS,” Giaever wrote.

Giaever was cooled to the statement on warming theory by a line claiming that “the evidence is incontrovertible.”

“In the APS it is ok to discuss whether the mass of the proton changes over time and how a multi-universe behaves, but the evidence of global warming is incontrovertible?” he wrote in an email to Kate Kirby, executive officer of the physics society.

Whoa! There’s no need to get snippy there, Mr. Brainybrain. You think you’re so smart, with your protoids and multiwhoozits, but we’re talking about the weather here. You know? Science.

Okay, let’s look at this reasonably and dispassionately:

  1. The science is settled, and all the scientists agree about the existence and causes of the problem.
  2. “Doctor” Ivar Giaever disagrees.
  3. Therefore, Ivar Giaever is not a scientist.

BAM!! And that, my dear teabaggers, is a little something we call logic. You might wanna try it sometime. Thanks for playing.

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Jim Treacher