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Coalition promises more Emphasis for Non-Core Science for Australia

Australia has been promised greatly expanded support for non-core science under a government by the ultra-conservativeLiberal/hyper-conservative>National coalition.

Like the coalition's earlier concept of the non-core promise - an election promise that you don't have to keep, - non-core science is a description of the natural world that doesn't have to fit the natural world. Non-core science includes Hayekist science with the principle "Any Science that implies the need for regulation must be wrong". However non-core science is broader in abandoning restrictions on core science values such as logic, consistency and observation.

Non-core science features an expansiveness that is lacking in the boring fact-checking core science that George Monbiot characterised: "Dave Rado did it with Martin Durkin's film Great Global Warming Swindle. Howard Friel did it with Bjørn Lomborg. Ian Enting did it with Ian Plimer", going on to describe John Abraham's debunking of a single lecture by Viscount Monckton.

In contrast Ian Plimer and his book Heaven+Earth were supported by Tony Abbott as highly credible scientist and he has written what seems like a very well argued book. Heaven+Earth was launched in Queensland by National party Senator Ron Boswell.

Non-core science is seen as providing a balance to traditional science, a course urged by Maurice Newman as chairman of the Australian Broadcasting Commission. As a Howard government appointee, Newman's comments are proof of how effective the coalition's non-core science policy can be, working even when the coalition is not in government. True balance requires avoiding the dominance of core science through coalition policies such as the Culture of Fear and Senator Julian McGaurin attacking CSIRO for joining the bureau of meteorology in distributing climate statistics.

Even before the election has been held, the coalition have renewed their commitment to non-core science by proposing a broadband network that defies the laws of physics in their proposed alternative to the conservativeLabor party policy of fibre-based broadband.

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