Date: Sep 12, 2012 12:31 AM
Author: Paul A. Tanner III
Subject: Re: Non-Euclidean Arithmetic
On Tue, Sep 11, 2012 at 8:22 PM, Robert Hansen <bob@rsccore.com> wrote:

>

> On Sep 11, 2012, at 6:51 PM, Paul Tanner <upprho@gmail.com> wrote:

>

> Regardless, to meet your challenge above that scaling cannot be a

> model for the multiplication of arbitrary real numbers - given that I

> utterly reject your assumption above that a model must be computable -

> and I note that your assumption above denies all of geometry based on

> real numbers because you deny almost all real numbers:

>

>

> Joe must be a conservative real number denier.

>

> Bob Hansen

Since you've given me permission:

You can all you want make light of the fact that there is much

crankery out there by a very big lot of cranks in terms of denial of

science and/or mathematics, and that very unfortunately for

conservatism, it almost always comes from within conservatism. Do we

need to wonder why?

For fun, consider this: The most recent denial of science by so many

conservatives on the Internet is their mind-blowing attempts at trying

to continue to deny that the globe is warming never mind that we now

have new satellite data that confirms that starting less than 30 years

ago, all of the Arctic ice is collapsing before our very eyes, more

than 3/4 of the way to zero volume during summer, 1/3 of way to zero

volume all year round. And since just 2006, more than half of

whatever summer ice existed then is now gone - we are more than

halfway to zero volume starting from just six years ago.

See these for the jaw-dropping truth:

http://tamino.files.wordpress.com/2012/09/piomas.gif

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v224/Chiloe/12_Climate/sea_ice_PIOMAS_min_to_date.png