Political Plague wrote:So much Global Warming.
Before Max Planck became a physicist that developed the controversial theory that light should be viewed as coming in tiny packets (quanta), as opposed to waves there was no such thing as quantum physics.
Albert Einstein was so enraged that the quantum theory (that later proved the randomness of the universe), he found it “so intolerable that an electron exposed to radiation should choose of it’s own free will, not only it’s moment to jump off, but also its direction”, that he declared, he “would rather be a cobbler or even an employee in a gaming house, than a physicist”. That was toward the end of the 19th century, when Einstein was completely sold on the idea that everything within the universe was ordered, and even the tiniest particle had a ‘hidden reality’.
Einstein continued to reject randomness of the universe until 1905, when he applied Plancks ‘quanta theory’ to photoelectric effect. Einstein postulated that light was indeed made up of quanta (tiny packets of light energy) we now know as photons.
Interestingly in 1921, Einstein was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics for his work on the ‘photoelectric effect’, even though the same year he proved the existence of the atom and his theory of relativity (for which he is widely celebrated).
My point is Science itself is not an absolute truth. Science is our best understanding of current data. When quanta was first theorized, Einstein rejected it because of his view of an orderly Universe. It challenged him to prove or disprove the theory. When he was able to make a real application of the existence of quanta, he proved his initial view of an orderly Universe was wrong.
Today research teams are working on quantum computers. The goal is to use qubits (equivalent to a bit in a conventional computer) that holds complex directional information, to represent infinitely long decimal values. This would give computing greatly enhanced capabilities.
Climate change is not about the study weather. It’s the study of the effects of earths atmospheric particles (that make up elements) effect on the earth’s temperature, over a given an measurement we understand as ‘time’.
Climate change is the result of climatologists best understanding of current data. Data that has been measured, studied and quantified for more than a century.
I’m 100% positive I do not understand all of the factors that scientists studying our earth’s climate understand.
I do understand science is our best understanding of current available data. Now that’s good enough for me to accept the conclusion of 98% of scientific community studying the earth’s climate. I accept their interpretation of data that concludes that human activity is rapidly warming our earth.