A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from November 14, 2019
“Climate change doesn’t care if you believe in it or not”

"Science/Gravity/Global warming/Climate change doesn’t care if you believe in it or not” is a saying that has been printed on several images. The saying means that there are scientific facts, whether one believes in (or understands) those facts or not.

“When a man falls off a roof or a stepladder it is not the fault of gravity, although it is gravity that makes him fall. Gravity doesn’t care whether he falls or not—it is on the job to perform its function continuously” was printed in the St. Louis (MO) Post-Dispatch on March 6, 1942. “Life, like gravity, doesn’t care whether you approve of it or not; it goes on anyway. You can love it, hate it, believe in it, reject it, etc., and no matter how much you change it, the substance remains the same” was printed in the Los Angeles (CA) Times on August 25, 1977. “Gravity doesn’t care who we are or what our motives may be when we step out of a tenth-story window: it pulls down” was printed in the book Sports Illusion, Sports Reality:
A reporter’s view of sports, journalism, and society
(1981) by Leonard Koppett.

“There’s a kind of saying that you don’t understand its meaning, ‘I don’t believe it. It’s too crazy. I’m not going to accept it.’… You’ll have to accept it. It’s the way nature works” was said by American physicist Richard Feynman (1918-1988) in 1979. “As the great American physicist Richard Feynman said so pithily many years ago: ‘Science doesn’t care if you’re happy or you’re not. Science doesn’t care if you believe in it or not. Science just is’” was printed in The Record (Kitchener, ON) on February 14, 2005. However, there is no evidence that Feynman influenced the sayings in their current forms.

“Science doesn’t care what you believe” is a saying that has been printed on many images. “Science doesn’t ‘care’ if you believe in it or not” was posted on the newsgroup aus.religion.christian on December 9, 1998. “Science doesn’t care what you believe in and what you don’t believe in.  And I might add that science doesn’t care if your delusional beliefs are due to a mental disorder or, indeed, _what_ the cause of your delusions are.  The fact is that truth doesn’t care whether you believe in it or not” was posted on the newsgroup alt.astrology.metapsych on March 23, 2001. “Science doesn’t care what you believe, and doesn’t require your approval to continue its work” was posted on the newsgroup talk.origins on December 29, 2006.

“Global warming doesn’t care whether you believe in it or not” was printed in the Atlanta (GA) Journal-Constitution on December 18, 2006. “Global climate change doesn’t care about economic troubles or who is president” was printed in the Spartanburg (SC) Herald-Journal on November 15, 2008.

“Climate Change doesn’t care if you believe in it or not. It’s happening anyway” was posted on Twitter by Jet Dillo on September 3, 2009.


Wikiquote: Richard Feynman
Richard Phillips Feynman (May 11, 1918 – February 15, 1988) was an American physicist. In the International Phonetic Alphabet his surname is rendered [ˈfaɪnmən], the first syllable sounding like “fine”. Many of the quotes here were delivered by Feynman orally in lectures or interviews. Published versions of these oral statements are necessarily cleaned up by editors, and different editors might clean up the same statement differently. This accounts for the variations encountered.
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There’s a kind of saying that you don’t understand its meaning, ‘I don’t believe it. It’s too crazy. I’m not going to accept it.’… You’ll have to accept it. It’s the way nature works. If you want to know how nature works, we looked at it, carefully. Looking at it, that’s the way it looks. You don’t like it? Go somewhere else, to another universe where the rules are simpler, philosophically more pleasing, more psychologically easy. I can’t help it, okay? If I’m going to tell you honestly what the world looks like to the human beings who have struggled as hard as they can to understand it, I can only tell you what it looks like.
. Sir Douglas Robb Lectures, University of Auckland (1979); lecture 1, “Photons: Corpuscles of Light”

Newspapers.com
6 March 1942, St. Louis (MO) Post-Dispatch, “Tomorrow’s Horoscope” by Wynn, pg. 2F, col. 4:
Law.
When a man falls off a roof or a stepladder it is not the fault of gravity, although it is gravity that makes him fall. Gravity doesn’t care whether he falls or not—it is on the job to perform its function continuously. That is the way with astrological influences: they perform their administration of natural justice, bringing to man the consequences of his own decisions—the right ones and the wrong.

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25 August 1977, Los Angeles (CA) Times, “Compton Hopes est Will Bring Out Best in Staff” by Mary Barber, pt. 7, pg. 5, col. 2: 
Life, like gravity, doesn’t care whether you approve of it or not; it goes on anyway. You can love it, hate it, believe in it, reject it, etc., and no matter how much you change it, the substance remains the same.

Google Books
Sports Illusion, Sports Reality:
A reporter’s view of sports, journalism, and society

By Leonard Koppett
Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin
1981
Pg. 252:
Gravity doesn’t care who we are or what our motives may be when we step out of a tenth-story window: it pulls down. In our particular society, countless mechanisms protect us from the consequences of error (thank goodness).

Google Books
The Eve Equation
By C. Ron Adams
Phoenix, AZ: Realm Books, Limited
1982
Pg. 15:
They don’t care whether you or the rest of humankind even know about them. They are not dependent on humans for their validity. They just work.

For example, the Law of Gravity doesn’t care whether you comprehend it, believe in it, or deny it.

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11 April 1985, Tampa (FL) Tribune, “Fellowship meeting set,” Peninsula Tribune, pg. 8-OE, col. 2:
The scheduled speaker is Richard Hooker whose topic is, “Gravity Doesn’t Care Whether You Believe It Or Not.”

Google Groups: alt.cyberpunk
HUH??? (Re: Machiavel
Keven Pittsinger
8/13/93
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Gravity doesn’t care if I believe in it or not.  If I drop something on my foot, it’s liable to hurt.  Belief doesn’t matter in the slightest.

Google Groups: alt.syntax.tactical
The Tactical Applications of Syntax
Mark Bisgeier
12/1/93
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That doesn’t have *anything* do to with actual physical reality.  Gravity doesn’t care whether you believe in it or not!

Google Groups: aus.religion.christian
Atheists who did create the earth?
Mark Richardson
12/9/98
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>False analogy. Most people who don’t believe in God believe in science.

I do not believe in God.
I do not believe in science.
I cannot “hurt” sciences “feelings” by not believing in it.
Science doesn’t “care” if you believe in it or not.
Science is a simply a tool for understanding.
I use it to try to understand the world.

Google Groups: alt.astrology.metapsych
Uses of astrology (was Re: Seattle 6.2 quake)
Rev Fredric L. Rice
3/23/01
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Science doesn’t care what you believe in and what you don’t believe in.  And I might add that science doesn’t care if your delusional beliefs are due to a mental disorder or, indeed, _what_ the cause of your delusions are.  The fact is that truth doesn’t care whether you believe in it or not.

14 February 2005, The Record (Kitchener, ON), “Science makes strides in romantic world” by Howard Burton, pg. C1:
As the great American physicist Richard Feynman said so pithily many years ago: “Science doesn’t care if you’re happy or you’re not. Science doesn’t care if you believe in it or not. Science just is.”

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18 December 2006, Atlanta (GA) Journal-Constitution, “The Vent,” pg. C3, col. 4:
Global warming doesn’t care whether you believe in it or not.

Google Groups: talk.origins
Purifying Science of the “Study of Origins”
Clyde Squid
12/29/06
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Science doesn’t care what you believe, and doesn’t require your approval to continue its work.  However, our nation would be better if its voters were informed, rational grown-ups instead of ignorant primitives.  Everyone should be taught what the scientific community has to say about origins.  What they do with it is their own business.

15 November 2008, Spartanburg (SC) Herald-Journal, “Sustainable growth concept highlighted” by Robert W. Dalton:
“Global climate change doesn’t care about economic troubles or who is president,” he (Jim Chaffin) said. “It just keeps coming. Sustainability makes too much sense to disappear in the current economic crisis.”

Twitter
Steve WPWizard
@wizardsplace
Gravity doesn’t care if you believe in it or not.
4:19 PM · Jul 9, 2009·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Dr. John Francis Manzo 🏳️‍🌈🇨🇦
@John_F_Manzo
The universe doesn’t care if you believe in it.
10:30 PM · Jul 12, 2009·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Jet Dillo
@jetdillo
Climate Change doesn’t care if you believe in it or not. It’s happening anyway: http://moourl.com/kawbo
4:07 AM · Sep 3, 2009·Twitter Web Client

13 June 2010, Phil’s Stock World (blog), “Charge, Charge, Charge....”:
A mathematical law, specifically the law of exponents, does not care if you “believe” in it or not or whether it is politically convenient.

It just is.

Twitter
Unstable Isotope
@UnstableIsotope
I agree with @shortstack81 - science doesn’t care whether you believe in it or not.
8:29 AM · Oct 22, 2010·Seesmic twhirl

Twitter
Chris
@Buzz_71
Replying to @mick_collier
@MickGeorge science doesn’t care what you believe it is independently verifiable
2:16 AM · Nov 19, 2011·Twitter for iPad

Twitter
Female Enlightenment
@OlympedeGouges
Climate change, or as we call it global warming, doesn’t care if you believe in it or not. It’s happening. You can’t pray it away. #FOK
2:02 PM · Feb 23, 2012·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Rhys Rhaven
@RhysRhaven
Because science doesn’t care what you believe. http://thestar.com/news/world/article/1167569--woman-starved-to-death-trying-to-live-on-sunlight-alone-report
12:35 PM · Apr 25, 2012·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Baerana
@baerana
mean I don’t “believe” in string idea-science doesn’t care what you believe, it just is, and string idea may be shown to have more weight
4:50 PM · Jul 5, 2012·Twitter Web Client

10 June 2014, Congressional Documents and Publications (Washington, DC), “Heinrich Continues Call For Action On Climate Change”:
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In a speech delivered on the Senate floor yesterday, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), a member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources and the Senate Climate Action Task Force, continued his call for action to tackle climate change.

Below are Senator Heinrich’s remarks as prepared for delivery:

Mr. President, as an engineer one of the earliest things I learned in my education is that science doesn’t really care if you believe in it or not.

17 May 2015, New Hampshire Sunday News (Manchester, NH), “In Dover, ‘the lucky ones’ make it to support meetings meetings are ‘the lucky ones’” by Shawne Wickham, pg. A1:
“It’s like gravity,” he tells them. “Gravity doesn’t care if you believe in it or not. It still works.”

It’s the same with God, he says. “I don’t understand it, but it works. And that’s all I need to know.”

29 December 2017, Charleston (WV) Gazette-Mail, “The climate is changing, because of us” by Jim Probst, pg. A5:
Finally, climate change doesn’t care if you believe in it or not. Those of us who have accepted the reality of human caused climate change are working for a just transition to a more sustainable future.

Google Books
Title Climate Change Doesn’t Care If You Believe: Journal
Author Faculty Loungers
Edition illustrated
Publisher Amazon Digital Services LLC - Kdp Print Us, 2018
ISBN 1724198483, 9781724198488
Length 102 pages
Subjects Science › Earth Sciences › Meteorology & Climatology

10 December 2018, CNN Newsroom (Atlanta, GA), “U.S. Joins Russia and Saudi Arabia to Weaken Climate Change Response” by Bill Weir, Gloria Borger, Evan Perez and Brooke Baldwin, Aired 3-3:30p ET:
TRUMP: Yes, I don’t believe it. No, no, I don’t believe it.

DR. FAITH KEARNS, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA WATER INSTITUTE: You know,climate change doesn’t really care if you believe in it or not, right? It’s reality. We have gravity. We have climate change.

Google Books
Title Science Doesn’t Care What You Believe: 6x9 Inch College Ruled, 110 Page Journal
Author Hopeful Designs
Publisher Independently Published, 2019
ISBN 1089581246, 9781089581246
Length 112 pages

Google Books
How To Defeat The Trump Cult:
Want to Save Democracy? Share This Book.

By Oliver Markus Malloy
Becker & Malloy LLC
2019
Pg. ?:
But we honestly got more important shit to worry about than your crazy fanaticism. While you plan to shoot liberals, we’re trying to save the fucking planet.

Global warming doesn’t care if you believe in it or not.

Twitter
Belinda Barnet
@manjusrii
Replying to @realDonaldTrump
BREAKING: Climate Change doesn’t care if you “believe” in it or not.
10:57 PM · Feb 9, 2019·Twitter for iPhone

Red Deer (Alberta) Advocate
‘There will be jobs for people’ in fossil-fuel-free future, says speaker at Red Deer presentation
SEAN MCINTOSHNov. 14, 2019 6:00 p.m.LOCAL NEWS / NEWS
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Climate change is an urgent issue, said Christopher D’Lima, president of Red Deer’s chapter of The Council of Canadians, a social-action agency.

“There’s an old saying: ‘Climate change doesn’t care if you believe in it or not, it’s going to happen.’ So let’s be realistic and take a look at what other alternatives there are, rather than continuing on the same path,” said D’Lima.

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