More Sleight-of-Mouth

Wind 28.27%, 4 – 33 mph, Wales 18 – 33 mph, 0717 local time

March 19, 2017

The effective wind speed in the Betws area today is only 9 mph, because the mean wind speed is 18 mph and it takes 9 mph to start the turbines. So they are producing effectively nothing,”

Have you noticed the cheap trick that Ron keeps pulling here? As we pointed out on the 7th December last year, he is very fond of this form of lying. It is true that wind-turbines have a ‘cut-in speed’. So what? The blatant lie is to deduct this from the ‘rated speed’; thus implying some sort of power-sapping drag. Ron must imagine that his car works like that: it has to start in first gear, and remain there up to about 10mph before changing to 2nd gear. Now, if a speed-camera catches him driving at 40mph in a 30mph zone, will he argue that the court must deduct the 10mph which was all that he could manage in 1st? Well, it is not a perfect analogy, but it does make our point. So, either Ron cannot understand simple physics, making him an unlikely source of valid new physics concepts (who knew? LOL), or he is deliberately misleading the reader. This would make him a mere confidence-trickster. His most crafty use of sleight-of-mouth is of course to apply the word ‘trolling’ to the reasoned and reasonable pointing-out of blatant untruths.


2 Responses to “More Sleight-of-Mouth”

  1. Harry Hab Says:

    Where does disingenuous end, and sheer lunacy begin? There’s a fog of confusion hanging over the border zone. It must be hard to admit that you are wrong when the odd faint glimmer of good sense reveals to you that you have been wrong about everything. For the longest time I thought Mathis’s “science” was a kind of performance art, but if it is, he has me well taken, because now I am convinced he is completely insane.

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