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We are pleased to publish the text of Mannie Gross’ May address “How to Smell a (scientific) Rat! (Part Two)”
The very well received paper follows on from his address in Dec 2009, and updates his comments on Scientific method and the falling away from the sceptical inquiry. ‘Science’ becoming a cheer leader for particular causes.
The May 2015 Dinner will be Mannie Gross on “Global Warming Revisited”
The Adam Smith Club will host a meeting on Tuesday the 12th of May 2015, at Bohéme Restaurant Bar, 368 Bridge Road, Richmond.
Mannie Gross has been a committee member of Australian Adam Smith Club since its inception. He has a BSc(Hons) and MSc from the University of Melbourne and addressed the Club A Laymans Guide on How to Smell a [Scientific] Rat on the subjects of the scientific method and global warming in 2009. What scientific developments have occurred since? Should we have more confidence, as has the IPCC, that the world is heading to climate change catastrophe? Or is this a just a popular delusion, hardly worth a second thought?
The May 2014 Dinner of the Club will be David Archibald
on “Twilight of Abundance : Why Life in the 21st Century will be Nasty, Brutish, and Short”
The Adam Smith Club will host a meeting on Wednesday the 28th of May 2014,at Bohéme Restaurant Bar, 368 Bridge Road, Richmond.
David Archibald is a Perth-based scientist working in the fields of oil exploration, medical research, climate science and energy. After graduating from Queensland University in geology in 1979, he worked in coal and oil shale exploration in Queensland and then in oil exploration with Esso in Sydney. A long period in stockbroking as an analyst was followed by work for a private investor. He subsequently floated the oil exploration company Oilex in 2003 and then joined a Canadian-listed oil exploration company in 2006. Also at that time, he was CEO of the mineral explorer Westgold Resources.
David began researching in climate science in 2006 and has published a number of papers in this field, and two books: Solar Cycle 24 and The Past and Future of Climate. He also founded the field of “solarclimatology” which uses solar cycle length to predict climate up to 25 years in advance. David’s workin this field was corroborated by three Norwegian scientists in a paper published in February 2012: Solheim, J.E., Stordahl, K. and Humlum, O. The long sunspot cycle 23 predicts a significant temperature decrease in cycle 24 Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, February 2012.