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June 17, 2014

Letters to the Editor: June 17, 2017

Climate opinion

TO THE EDITOR: In the 1950s, Left Frizzell sang “I never go around mirrors.”

That’s my philosophy. 

If looking for fools, don’t be foolish enough to look at yourself; look at others. It increases the odds for success.

Scientific factual evidence can be manipulated to support one’s agenda. When debating climate change, only that should be under scrutiny.

It’s irrelevant who or how many accepted the evidence that global warming is truthful. Scientific matters aren’t settled by the number of people with similar opinions. Einstein concluded that years ago. He stated that scientific consensus is a bogus premise and pointed out that hundreds of people agreeing with him was of no relevance because it would take just one person to prove him wrong. 

Being in a majority doesn’t mean one is correct. Accepting climate data as true and relevant signifies nothing. Climate data can never establish absolute “truth” or “fact” because no data can be presented that’s beyond debate. Believing otherwise would be uninformed or in denial.

Old-time philosopher Will Rogers said it best; “Everyone is ignorant, only on different subjects” and “A man only learns in two ways, one by reading and the other by association with smarter people.”

Excellent perspectives; food for thought if uninformed and need mental inspiration. One isn’t expected to know everything, just something.

If one fears drinking “fracking” water, Loon Lake might be the solution. Good water, symbolic name and dispels rumors that loons are in decline. 

Not everyone accepted climate-change data as true and relevant. Thus, varying opinions and conclusions.

Mine are: climate change is a natural occurrence, I’ll never go around mirrors, and I think there are too many loons. 

TOM IRWIN

Peru

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Distressed by departure

TO THE EDITOR: My family was distressed to read about Dan Kaifetz and the Honor Flight in the Press-Republican.

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