A Convenient Lie

During a visit to the cinema last evening, I was "treated" to the trailer for the upcoming Al Gore film: An Inconvenient Truth. Knock yourselves out. If you’re unable to detect the difference between real science, and an agenda that cherry picks out-of-context material for use in post hoc ergo propter hoc fallacies, then what the hell? — you’re a moron, a scientific ignoramus, and there’s really no point in you being anything different. Just be you, and keep entertaining the rest of us.

Just Googling around, I’m amazed at all the "most important film" hoopla from people who don’t know a goddamned thing about "greenhouse" gasses, their effects, their possible causes, their possible benefits, the scale of the data, the scope of the data, the reliability of the data prior to the whole issue…and on and on.

For the 1% of you capable of getting through something that actually deals with the science scientifically, albeit completely inaccessible to sycophants like Micki Krimmel, then you could start with places like junkscience.com.

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  1. Richard Nikoley on November 13, 2006 at 12:24

    Uh, yea, whatever Mike.

  2. Mike Cohen on November 13, 2006 at 11:50

    We Unnecessarily Suffer Great Stress And Disorders Because We Are Victims Of A Convenient Lie.

    In the January, 2007, tenth anniversary edition of "Reconnecting With Nature" (Ecopress), I demonstrate how a vast majority us are victims of a dangerous falsehood perpetrated by Education, Psychology and Health Professionals. As an Ecopsychologist at the Institute of Global Education, I show that that our most trusted leaders subject us to the destructive stress and troubles we suffer by emotionally bonding us to a convenient, but very inaccurate lie we learn during our early childhood years.

    Most leaders fixate us to think that we live on the surface of Planet Earth, and we don't. We live 300 miles deep in the Earth, imbedded in its biosphere.

    Since 1929, scientists have recognized that Planet Earth includes a biosphere zone that recycles and sustains all life on the planet, including our lives. The biosphere integrates Earth's atmosphere, sunlight, ocean, soil, plants animals and minerals. In mutual support (and defying the universal laws of entropy) this life community cooperatively diversifies and grows without producing garbage or pollution or our excessive stress, violence and disorders.

    Natural systems are exemplified by the purifying and self-correcting flow of the water cycle locally and globally. Throughout the biosphere the grace, balance and restorative powers of natural systems regenerate and maintain the well-being of life. This includes our mental life, our thoughts, feelings and perceptions. Our health, intelligence and happiness depend upon the decontaminating flow of Earth's natural systems about and through us, including their flow through our mind.

    Because we don't embrace the biosphere as our planetary home, on average we unreasonably detach over 98 percent of our life, thinking and feeling from natural systems. This extreme disconnection stops the recycling stream of Earth's systems through our psyche. Our mind stagnates and our reasoning becomes contaminated. Stress escalates and our troubles begin. 

    Disconnected from natural systems, like a computer unplugged from an electric socket, our thinking is neither able to repair our or its disorders nor re-plug itself. Our thinking is our destiny. It needs help. However, its dysfunctions prevent it from valuing a powerful antidote and preventative for our dilemma.

    The remedy we seek is in the Organic Psychology of "Reconnecting With Nature" and its companion volume "The Web of Life Imperative." The book offers us a sensory science, a practical tool that enables our thinking and feeling to improve by thoughtfully plugging into natural systems, backyard or backcountry.

    Most of us know that a short walk in a natural area momentarily renews us as natural systems begin to flow through our mind. Organic Psychology provides us with the means, online, to habitually strengthen and lengthen this process. As we enjoy its benefits in our personal and professional life, we increase our well-being, locally and globally.

    For further Information
    Dr. Michael J. Cohen, 360-378-6313 
    Email: nature@interisland.net
    Website: http://www.ecopsych.com/
    Book: http://www.ecopsych.com/newbook2007.html

    This letter is also online with informative links to the points it makes:

  3. Kyle Bennett on November 14, 2006 at 05:51

    It's a press release, and a terribly written one at that.

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