In the Cold Light of Day
Flat Earth in Modern Physics and a Numerical Proof for God: A Climate Alarm Story
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From the Foreword:
This book is Joe Postma’s voyage and confrontation with the modern version of Francis Bacon’s fourth intellectual fallacy. One authority describes Bacon,
“as the outstanding apostle of Renaissance empiricism. Less an original metaphysician or cosmologist than the advocate of a vast new program for the advancement of learning and the reformation of scientific method.”
Bacon’s fourth fallacy is as follows:
“Idols of the Theatre are those which are due to sophistry and false learning. These idols are built up in the field of theology, philosophy, and science, and because they are defended by learned groups are accepted without question by the masses. When false philosophies have been cultivated and have attained a wide sphere of dominion in the world of the intellect they are no longer questioned. False superstructures are raised on false foundations, and in the end systems barren of merit parade their grandeur on the stage of the world.”
Since Bacon (1561-1626), western society has dominated the intellectual and scientific view of the world. Although each culture holds a different perspective, they all meet and communicate with the universal language of science and its central disciplines, mathematics and physics.
Postma’s book is timely, relevant, and extremely helpful because it describes how a 21st-century scientist comes to terms with Bacon today. It’s a journey through a world in which the historical signposts were taken down since Bacon and not replaced. It’s a journey I took, and everyone should take. In fact, I would make it a mandatory part of any K-12 curriculum. I can say this because I took the journey following a different route than Postma but identifying with all his experiences. In other words, there are universal truths that if known provide light, direction, and understanding, to produce a more productive citizen of the Earth.
From the Introduction:
That climate alarmism is pseudoscience will be entirely proven within this book. Note that I am not a climate denier: I do not deny that the climate exists, and I do not deny that it changes. The term “climate denier” is just one of those loaded idiotic sophistical phrases that means exactly nothing, which is in fact the same foundation that the so-called science of climate alarmism rests upon. There is no such thing or such a person who denies the climate or denies climate change, and the joke here is that there are people who believe that there are other people who deny that the climate exists and deny climate change. No one denies climate change, or the existence of the climate.
This book is nothing to do with supporting the ridiculous flat Earth meme which can be found around internet discussion forums these days. That part of the subtitle indicates that the flat Earth meme has actually been clandestinely if not accidentally inserted into modern physics to the extent that flat Earth theory is actually literally taught to science students by science professors in professional academic universities and their science departments. Yes, seriously.
The second part of the subtitle about a mathematical proof for “God” is meant in the proper philosophical Idealist sense, and I leave the development of concepts in this book to get you there. I could have written “universal noumenal mind” but no one would understand what that meant, and God is a somewhat near-enough substitute if you’re careful about what you mean by that, but it has all of the essential features a thinking person would expect.