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THE EXTRAORDINARY BEAUTY

OF REAL KNOWLEDGE

REAL KNOWLEDGE IS CLEAR AND SIMPLE. YOU CAN FIND IT JUST ABOUT ANYWHERE. YOU WILL FIND LESS REAL KNOWLEDGE IN SCHOOLS THAN YOU MIGHT EXPECT, AND MORE REAL KNOWLEDGE FROM THE GARBAGE COLLECTOR THAN YOU MIGHT BE PREPARED FOR. SOME PEOPLE CALL IT COMMON SENSE, BUT BE CAREFUL, IF YOU ASK A LUNATIC IF HE HAS COMMON SENSE, HE WILL TELL YOU THAT HE IS UNIQUELY ENDOWED WITH MORE COMMON SENSE THAN ANYONE HE KNOWS. COMMON SENSE IS USUALLY REAL KNOWLEDGE, BUT SOME THINGS THAT ARE CLAIMED TO BE COMMONLY SENSIBLE REALLY ARE NOT.

SOME PEOPLE SAY SPENDING MORE MONEY ON SCHOOLS TO IMPROVE EDUCATION IS JUST COMMON SENSE - THEY ARE SADLY WRONG. WHEN I HEAR SOME OF THE SILLY THINGS THAT SOME COLLEGE EDUCATED PEOPLE SAY, I AM OFTEN ASHAMED TO ADMIT THAT I WENT TO COLLEGE. FOR SOME REASON, WHEN PEOPLE GRADUATE FROM COLLEGE THEY OFTEN THINK THAT THEY ARE WELL EDUCATED. THEY MAY HAVE STUDIED PHILOSOPHY, BUT THEY HAVE THE IDEA THAT ALL THEY HAVE TO DO IS READ A BOOK ON GLOBAL WARMING AND THEY CAN SPEAK WITH AUTHORITY ON THE SUBJECT. THEY DON'T CONSIDER JUST WHY THE PERSON WROTE THE BOOK AND WHAT THEY'RE REALLY SELLING.

NO USEFUL SCIENTIFIC IDEA REQUIRES MORE THAN A FEW MOMENTS TO EXPLAIN IF DONE PROPERLY. ANYONE THAT CAN DO BASIC ARITHMETIC IS CAPABLE OF UNDERSTANDING EVERY PRINCIPLE OF SCIENCE. THE BEST TEACHERS PRESENT IDEAS IN A STRAIGHT FORWARD, SIMPLE MANNER. UNFORTUNATELY SCIENCE IS OFTEN TAUGHT IN AN EXTRAORDINARILY COMPLEX AND FRANKLY ABUSIVE MANNER. THE PROBLEM IS, STUDENTS ARE OFTEN TAUGHT BY CONFUSED TEACHERS INCAPABLE OF CONVEYING REAL KNOWLEDGE. THE JANITOR AT MY GRADE SCHOOL HAD MORE ON THE BALL THAN MY 4TH GRADE TEACHER.

ALL TEACHERS MAKE MISTAKES. MOST OF MY TEACHERS WERE ANNOYED WHEN I CORRECTED THEM AND OFTEN WOULD TRY TO ARGUE THEIR WAY OUT. THEY GENERALLY FOUND THAT TO BE A MISTAKE. THERE WERE A FEW NOTABLE EXCEPTIONS, ONE WAS MY PROFESSOR OF QUANTUM MECHANICS. HE WAS ALWAYS GRACIOUS AND UNASSUMING. HE WENT ON TO WIN THE NOBEL PRIZE. HE WAS A VERY BRIGHT FELLOW AND HE MADE VERY, VERY FEW MISTAKES. HE SHOWED US JUST HOW SIMPLE QUANTUM MECHANICS COULD BE. THAT ONE COURSE WITH THAT PROFESSOR WAS MORE VALUABLE THAN ALL MY OTHER COLLEGE COURSES COMBINED.

PEOPLE OFTEN WRITE BOOKS TO PROVE TO OTHERS THAT THEY ARE INTELLIGENT, BUT RATHER THAN CONVEY REAL KNOWLEDGE, THEY MAKE THE BOOK HOPELESSLY DIFFICULT TO READ, IN THE NOTION THAT THIS WILL PROVE TO OTHERS THAT THEY ARE REAL GENIUSES. THEY OFTEN USE MATHEMATICS TO CONCEAL THE SIMPLICITY OF THEIR IDEAS. TEXTBOOKS TODAY ARE CRIMINAL IN THEIR INTENT TO CONFUSE STUDENTS AND GLORIFY THE AUTHORS.

WHENEVER YOU HAVE FIRST HAND KNOWLEDGE OF SOMETHING IT IS HORRIFYING TO HEAR HOW OFTEN JOURNALISTS ABUSE THE FACTS. IN PART THEY DO IT BECAUSE THEY DON'T REALLY KNOW WHAT THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT. AFTER ALL, THEY STUDIED JOURNALISM IN COLLEGE. WHEN THEY SPEAK ABOUT OTHER SUBJECTS, THEY USUALLY DON'T UNDERSTAND THEM AT ALL. THEY ALSO HAVE A STRONG INCENTIVE TO SENSATIONALIZE ANYTHING THEY WRITE ABOUT BECAUSE IT IS GOOD FOR THEIR CAREER.

WITH ALL THE HYSTERIA IN THE PRESS, IT IS IMPORTANT TO CAREFULLY SEPARATE THE NONSENSE FROM THE SCIENCE. AS MY FATHER USED TO SAY, "YOU SHOULD BELIEVE HALF OF WHAT YOU SEE, AND ABSOLUTELY NONE OF WHAT YOU READ." AT 10 YEARS OLD, I THOUGHT HE WAS EXAGGERATING. BY THE TIME I WAS OF AGE, I KNEW HE WAS RIGHT. WE HEAR AND READ ALL MANNER OF THINGS, BUT RARELY ARE THE IDEAS ACTUALLY PRESENTED WITH THE FACTS WITH WHICH TO JUDGE THE STATEMENTS.

THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO CHOOSE TO BELIEVE WHAT THEY WANT TO BELIEVE. SOME PEOPLE WANT TO BELIEVE THAT MAN IS EVIL. THEY CAN TAKE A STRANGELY EXAGGERATED VIEW OF MAN'S DANGER TO EARTH'S ENVIRONMENT. THOSE PEOPLE SHOULD TRY ROWING ACROSS THE ATLANTIC OCEAN TO GET A LITTLE PERSPECTIVE ON MAN'S RELATIONSHIP TO THE EARTH.

SOME PEOPLE MAKE A LIVING BY SCARING OTHERS INTO GIVING THEM MONEY, TO WATCH THEIR TV SHOW, OR TO READ THEIR MAGAZINE ARTICLE - JOURNALISTS, GREEN PEACE, "RESEARCHERS", POLITICIANS, AND OTHERS. MORE OFTEN THAN NOT, THEY HAVE NO REGARD FOR THE TRUTH, CHOOSING TO PROMOTE ALARMIST IDEAS IF THEY CAN PROFIT FROM THEM.

THE TRUTH IS, MAN IS EXTRAORDINARY, THE UNPARALLELED SPECIES OF OUR PLANET. AFTER ALL, MAN IS CAPABLE OF SCIENTIFIC ANALYSIS, INGENUITY, AND INCREDIBLE CREATIVITY. THERE IS NO OTHER KNOWN SPECIES OF WHICH THAT CAN BE SAID. MAN IS THE CROWNING ACHIEVEMENT OF EVOLUTION AND WE SHOULD CELEBRATE IT.

THE RING OF TRUTH IS ONE OF THE INCOMPARABLE PLEASURES OF LIFE. WE HAVE TO FIGHT BACK AGAINST THE FORCES OF MISINFORMATION, CONFUSION, AND THE HATRED OF MANKIND, THE TRUTH OF SCIENCE AND THE WONDER OF MAN IS TOO IMPORTANT TO ALLOW IT TO BE ABUSED THIS WAY.

I HOPE YOU ENJOY THE RING OF TRUTH. JUST FOLLOW THE LINKS ON THE SIDE OF THIS PAGE - AND THINK FOR YOURSELF.

 

FERGUS SMITH

OMICHRON CORP.

S. LONDONDERRY, VT USA

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