What if Einstein and Heisenberg behaved as climate scientists do?
Einstein: Heisenberg, I see some possible flaws in your uncertainty principle.
Heisenberg: Excuse me. There are no flaws. 97% of physicists agree with my analysis.
E: But God does not throw dice.
H: There’s no god and those dice exist only because we observe them.
E: That seems a catch 22. How do we know the dice weren’t there if when we observe them, they magically appear?
H: You’ve been palling around with that idiot Schroedinger and his cat thing, haven’t you?
E: I think he may have a point.
H: No-he’s an idiot. Everyone knows that. He’s just being mean and obnoxious because he’s too stupid to understand my theory.
E: But he’s a physicist. So am I.
H: You don’t work in the field. You don’t publish. You’re all theory and no publishing.
E: What does that mean?
H: It means you are not an expert and you should learn to respect experts.
H: Yes, seriously. My calculations show specifically and certainly that particles do not exist until they are observed.
E: That makes no sense. Your calculations must be off.
H: Science denier! My calculations are absolutely accurate.
E: Can I see them?
H: NO! You’re a science denier. You’re just trying to ruin my theory because it explains more than yours.
E: I just want to check.
H: NEVER! My calculations have been checked by my peers and they agree with my conclusions.
E: Science is about verification.
H: You said my theory was a catch 22—not verifiable. You lose. I win. Now, nor more denier talk about God or dice. GOT IT?