Practically Speaking

Kyle and her husband moved to Brookfield in 1986. She became active in local politics and started blogging in 2004. Her focus is primarily on local issues but often includes state and national topics, too. Kyle looks at things from the taxpayers' perspective in a creative, yet down to earth way, addressing them from a practical point of view.

Let them eat (and drink) gasoline and evolution religion Mark Morano Climate Science Coalition Jsonline Madison researcher skeptical of concerns. evolution is a religiion, " Like all philosophies that come to dominate society, climate hysteria is part of an evolution of ideas and needs an historical context.  The current western view of the World essentially evolved from the Darwinian view. Even though it is still just a theory and not a law 148 years after it was first proposed, Darwinian evolution is the only view allowed in schools. Why? Such censorship suggests fear of other ideas, a measure of indefensibility. 
A proper appreciation of time is essential to this discussion and the larger theme of climate change. Before Darwin, the English church accepted Bishop Ussher’s biblically-based calculation that the world was formed on October 23, 4004 BC. But Darwin needed a much older world to allow the sort of evolution he envisioned as driving natural change to occur. Religion said God created the world in 7 days; Darwin needed millions.
Sir Charles Lyell provided the answer in a book titled Principles of Geology, which Darwin took on his famous voyage to the Galapagos Islands. The combination of long time frames and slow development resulted in a philosophical view known as uniformitarianism.
If such a term sounds more appropriate to religion than science, that is because it is, in essence, another form of belief system. Uniformitarianism is the idea now underpinning western society’s view of the World. A basic tenet assumes change is gradual over long periods of time and any sudden or dramatic change is not natural. Employing a version of uniformitarianism adapted to their needs, environmental extremists can point to practically any change and say it is unnatural, which implies it is man-made.  But we know from modern science that natural changes can indeed be quite sudden and extreme – Professor Tim Patterson of Carleton University, in Ottawa pointed out last year in the Financial Post that “Ten thousand years ago, while the world was coming out of the thousand-year-long “Younger Dryas” cold episode, temperatures rose as much as 6 degrees C in a decade—100 times faster than the past century’s 0.6 degrees C warming that has so upset environmentalists.”  Happening as it did before the dawn of civilization, it was, of course, entirely natural."

You know the old saying attributed* to Marie Antwonette: Let them eat cake. It was given in response to her subjects who were begging for food. 


Ethenol mandate is again rearing its ugly head in Wisconsin and across the nation. Move to go to 25%

Noticeable gas mileage reduction in cold weather. Noticeable gas mileage reduction with no ethanol vs. 10% ethanol.

Fire place ban in California and

Thermostat control in special conditions

Compact fluorescent mandate snuck up on us

Ethanol causing food prices to rise, turkey production to fall because of more expensive feed. World hunger exacerbated because grain is being used for fuel

Rain forest in danger because it is more lucerateve to grow corn (sugar cane) Sugar cane is 9 times as rich in carbon as corn.

UK moving away from ethenol.

Large homes and complicated technology previal vs. this insane move to limit carbon footprint! walk your talk! Big corn and ethanol con  "It's easy to understand how the public, looking for cheaper gasoline, can be taken in by the call for increased ethanol usage. But politicians, corn farmers and ethanol producers know they are running a cruel hoax on the American consumer. They are in it for the money. The top leader in the ethanol hoax is Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), the country's largest producer of ethanol. Ethanol producers and the farm lobby have pressured farm state congressmen into believing it would be political suicide if they didn't support subsidized ethanol production. That's the stick. Campaign contributions play the role of the carrot."

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