4/25/2015: On April 21, Congressman Paul Gosar (R) held a town hall meeting in Kingman, AZ where constituents showed up to discuss environmental and health problems associated with covert deployment of jet aircraft aerosols that the governrment’s own documents have referred to as “chemtrails” in HR-2977.
The Department of Defense actually invented the term “chemtrails” for the United States Air Force Academy pilot training program in 1990.
Observers from a broad range of educational backgrounds later adopted the taxpayer funded “chemtrails” term to describe what they observed to be “chemical trails” or “false contrails” that did not behave like normal condensation trails (contrails) created by engine combustion water vapor that freezes into ice crystals behind the aircraft for a short time.
A detailed history of “Chemtrails” including a download of the pilot training manual is available here
The Town Hall meeting opens with Al DiCicco making a frustrated comment about inaction by Arizona State authorities then demands to know what Rep. Gosar is going to do about it.
Rep. Gosar then asks, “Who are the science guys here?” after which DiCicco too hastily responds, “We don’t need science…” followed by another comment that was not clearly audible. If Al was trying to clarify his reply, it wasn’t made clear in this video.
A thoughtful reply to Gosar’s question, (“Who are the science guys here?”) could have been:
“As your constituents, we are all qualified to make the scientific observations necessary for you to take action on our complaint.”
Richard Feynman — Nobel-winning physics icon taught us that scientific observations can be made by anyone. It’s not necessary to be a university professor with a peer-reviewed paper to adhere to the essentials of the scientific method. Feynman says:
“In general, we look for a new law by the following process: First we guess it; then we compute the consequences of the guess to see what would be implied if this law that we guessed is right; then we compare the result of the computation to nature, with experiment or experience, compare it directly with observation, to see if it works. If it disagrees with experiment, it is wrong. In that simple statement is the key to science. It does not make any difference how beautiful your guess is, it does not make any difference how smart you are, who made the guess, or what his name is — if it disagrees with experiment, it is wrong.”
The preceding quote was taken from Feynman’s most beloved classics, a 1964 lecture in which he distills with equal parts wit and wisdom the essence of the scientific method: Source
So, just as a jet pilot doesn’t need to be a meteorologist, an observer of aircraft emissions doesn’t need to be college professor with a peer-reviewed paper in order to make a valid observation.
Rep., Gosar was a dentist prior to his election to the House. This qualifies the Congressman to serve on two committees unrelated to his educational training, but appropriate enough to following up on his constituents’ complaint concerning aerosol air pollution. (Bio)
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