Author Archives: Louis Hissink

About Louis Hissink

Retired diamond exploration geologist. I spent my professional life looking for mineral deposits, found some, and also located a number of kimberlites in NSW and Western Australia. Exploration geology is the closest one can get to practicing the scientific method, mineral exploration always being concerned with finding anomalous geophysical or geochemical data, framing a model and explanation for the anomaly and then testing it with drilling or excavation. All scientific theories are ultimately false since they invariably involved explaining something with incomplete extant knowledge. Since no one is omniscient or knows everything, so too scientific theories which are solely limited to existing knowledge. Because the future always yields new data, scientific theories must change to be compatible with the new data. Thus a true scientist is never in love with any particular theory, always knowing that when the facts change, so too must he/she change their minds.

Primary Water, Abiotic Oil and Conspiracy

There is a minority belief that the ruling elite are purposely maintaining the theories of fossil fuels and the hydrological cycle to manipulate and control us, according to one author Jonathan Bensen of the Investment Watchdog internet site. No, not … Continue reading

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Creationism and Natural Processes ?

Searching for something trivial on the Internet I dredged up some reference to internet censorship and one link mentioned a Turkish Creationist which linked to a Wikipedia entry: Creationism is the religious belief that the universe and life originated “from … Continue reading

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Iron Age Madness

Gilad Atzmon pointed to an interesting bedtime story written for him by a reader, one Taxi, of his writings. It was written in response to the wondering where ‘choseness’ and a ‘vengeful god’ came from.  This story inadvertently focuses on … Continue reading

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Medieval Madness

Folklore of the Medieval period, that which followed on from a previous dark Middle age after the Roman period, associated with climate catastrophes, comets and what not to stir the souls of the medieval people included the danger of sailing … Continue reading

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Belief versus Knowledge

I’ve previously written that belief in something means that you only think that when you don’t know but perhaps the distinction between the two hasn’t been as well put, so here is another explanation. Suppose I am a farmer and … Continue reading

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More Scientific Method and forecasting or prophesy.

Given that the climate changers don’t understand the scientific method, I’ll comment a little more on the philosophy or rationale of the method. Say we suspect the existence of an iron ore body, of magnetite, some 300 meters below the … Continue reading

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Big G

Rupert Sheldrake has pointed to the gravitational constant not being a constant but that it varies over time.  It actually varies rather precisely at 5.9 years and matches the Earth’s rotational speed cycle of 5.9 years.  Mainstream physicists do not … Continue reading

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