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Thread: James Lovelock Turns Skeptic

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    Quote Originally Posted by manbearpig View Post
    From which:

    Welcome to the personal website of James Lovelock, originator of Gaia theory, inventor of the electron capture detector (which made possible the detection of CFCs and other atmospheric nano-pollutants) and of the microwave oven.
    But this suggests differently:
    The idea of using microwave energy to cook food was accidentally discovered by Percy LeBaron Spencer of the Raytheon Company when he found that radar waves had melted a candy bar in his pocket. Experiments showed that microwave heating could raise the internal temperature of many foods far more rapidly than a conventional oven.
    And from Wikipedia:

    On October 8, 1945[5] Raytheon filed a US patent for Spencer's microwave cooking process
    So, it seems that the claim on the Lovelock personal website just might not stand scrutiny.
    Doesn't exactly enhance his credibility.
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    Any one want a good laugh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roland View Post
    Any one want a good laugh.
    Rather puts post #5 into perspective.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Besoeker View Post
    Rather puts post #5 into perspective.
    Not really he was on a serious political programme being taken seriously by a serious political commentator. It shows just how seriously the public were allowed to be misled. This is not the only example of this man being taken seriously on serious programs on prime time TV with out question.

    I know he does not use the word 'catastrophic' so I guess that get's him off the hook in your eyes.
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    Rather puts post #5 into perspective.
    You mean how pathetic the AGW Alarmist arguments are ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roland View Post
    Not really he was on a serious political programme being taken seriously by a serious political commentator. It shows just how seriously the public were allowed to be misled.
    It shows the man for what he is.

    Quote Originally Posted by Roland View Post
    I know he does not use the word 'catastrophic' so I guess that get's him off the hook in your eyes.
    Claiming that the Sahara would reach as far north as Berlin by 2040 would seem like a pretty catastrophic prediction.
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    Quote Originally Posted by manbearpig View Post
    You mean how pathetic the AGW Alarmist arguments are ?
    I mean it gives a perspective on that particular individual.
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    Yes, and if someone with such extreme views can see he was wrong and make it public is that a bad thing ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by manbearpig View Post
    Yes, and if someone with such extreme views can see he was wrong and make it public is that a bad thing ?
    If he wasn't credible before, what basis is there for saying he is credible now?
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    I agree, alarmists are not credible.
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