The absolutism of scientism reined in

In a fresh challenge to claims that there is scientific “consensus” on climate change, Prof Ivar Giaever has resigned from the American Physical Society, where his peers had elected him a fellow to honour his work. The society, which has 48,000 members, has adopted a policy statement which states: “The evidence is incontrovertible: global warming is occurring.”

But Prof Giaever, who shared the 1973 Nobel award for physics, told The Sunday Telegraph. “Incontrovertible is not a scientific word. Nothing is incontrovertible in science.”

Quote source

Sherwell, P. (2011). War of Words over Global Warming as Nobel Laureate Resigns in Protest. InfoWars. Available http://www.infowars.com/war-of-words-over-global-warming-as-nobel-laureate-resigns-in-protest/. Last accessed 30th Nov 2015.

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