The Sum Of Its Parts

Aristotle’s postulate, “The whole is greater from the sum of its parts” has become an axiom over the intervening 23 centuries since Aristotle wrote the various treatises that would later be compiled into the world’s first seminal work of philosophy, Metaphysics.

Of course “greater” means “larger”, “more powerful” , or of “greater effect” as opposed to “better.” In the modern age nowhere is this more glaringly apparent than in the Warmists’ theories of Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW).

How To Build The AGW Table

The original for the images above can be found at Bishop Hill.

Firstly, the whole of the Warmists’ theories are greater than the sum of their parts. Poor data, small errors, and malfeasance early in the modeling process all combined synergistically to create either a mistake or a fraud far more potent and “great” than any of it’s individual parts would normally be capable of.

Secondly, climate is, like all systems, far more and greater than the sum of its parts – and the Warmists won’t even deign to look at all – or even most – of those parts. 😉

Fortunately, like all poorly crafted constructs fabricated from substandard components, the Warmists’ hypotheses and theories have collapsed under the weight of public scrutiny.

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Do You Have A Permit?

With ObamaCare being imposed upon the American people by President Obama and cabal of Liberals in Congress be assured that they will soon turn their destructive eyes back to Cap & Trade and punitive regulation of the energy sector of the American economy.

If they manage to pass some variant of the traitors, Rep. Henry Waxman’s (D-CA) and Rep. Edward Markey’s American Clean Energy Security Act, America’s economy – especially at the average consumer level – is going to be horribly harmed, possibly beyond the point of recovery.

That is the point of their exercise and to be expected; you can’t fundamentally change America without first destroying all that it is.

But President Obama’s and his Liberals’ Cap & Trade scheme, like almost all man-caused disasters, would not be without its humorous side.

I can just picture some goon  from the government trying to regulate a volcano
Do You Have A Permit For Those Emissions, Buster?

Can’t you just picture this happening? The insectile mindlessness and regimen of the average bureaucrat and their enforcers combined with the hubris and narcissism of Obama’s regime makes such a ludicrous scenario almost assured.

After all, if one is beset by such arrogance that one believes that he can fundamentally change the very planet Earth, it’s a small step to deciding to regulate it. 😉

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