Pavlov’s Dogs

Pavlov demonstrated that it is possible to create very strong associations between things that have no relationship to each other. His experiment taught dogs to drool when a bell was rung.

Climate scientists have done the same thing, connecting weather to taxes. A hurricane tells the New York mayor that we need more taxes. Every weather event convinces Bill McKibben that we need more taxes. California and Australia officially associate weather and taxes.

Karen Carpenter ruined her life and then killed herself by associating purging with happiness. Drug addicts do the same thing.  Irrational, neurotic, destructive associations will never lead to anything good.

There is always a thin thread of truth tied to any neurosis, like the fact that CO2 is a greenhouse gas.   Now drool.

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9 Responses to Pavlov’s Dogs

  1. leftinbrooklyn says:

    With no valid product, create a non-existent need for a product, and sell the invalid solution to that invalid need. Snake Oil 101.

  2. Traitor In Chief says:

    Explained beautifully Steve.

  3. John F. Hultquist says:

    I’d rather remember Karen Carpenter in the early years:

  4. Ivan says:

    Climate scientists??
    Shouldn’t they be more accurately termed “climate shamans“??

  5. gator69 says:

    Pavlov’s dogs and McKibben’s blogs? Not a very good comparison, the dogs were involved in real science, and actually understood the subject of their attentions.

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