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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2 Responses to “The Sum Of Its Parts”

  1. grant clark Says:

    I’m not sure of the opinion expressed here and it doesn’t really matter. Global warming is real. whether it’s man-related or not, it’s a fact. Glaciers are melting.

    How we deal with the implications is relevant as the peoples affected will be victims and those of us not to be affected will have the choice to stand by and watch or help to find solutions to the problems it creates.

  2. jonolan Says:

    That the Earth has been in, until recently, a short-term warming cycle is fairly well documented and not particularly a matter of debate. How much warming can be expected is, however, very much open to debate – insofar as anything that cannot be accurately predicted is open to debate.

    How we – I assume you mean the Civilized World – deal with the effects of such warming as there turns out to be is another matter and is very much open to debate as we are not necessarily the keepers or caretakers of other peoples.

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