posted on Oct, 8 2011 @ 02:02 AM
reply to post by Hellhound604
You do not know the definition of "generally understood."
Someone once "theorized" the world was flat and it was generally understood to be true.
This was without anyone knowing for certain.
They were wrong.
What is generally understood to be
and what is
can be two different things.
A theory is - out side of established fact.
The components of the theory may be provable but until the entire process is also provable it is still just a theory.
In 2007, Max Mayfield
Mayfield began his forecasting career with the United States Air Force in 1970, after graduating from the University of Oklahoma with a
bachelor's degree in mathematics, serving as a first lieutenant until 1972. In 1972, Mayfield joined the National Weather Service as a satellite
meteorologist. Mayfield earned his master’s degree in meteorology at Florida State University in 1987, becoming a hurricane specialist. Max became
the director of the National Hurricane Center in January 2000 after the retirement of Jerry Jarrell. Mayfield is the current chairman of the World
Meteorological Organization's Regional Association-IV, which supports 26 members from Atlantic and eastern Pacific countries. He is one subject of an
upcoming documentary titled New Orleans Story concerning Hurricane Katrina, which is currently in post-production. Mayfield stepped down from his
position as Director of the National Hurricane Center in January 2007
Mayfield received Gold medals for his work during Hurricane Andrew in 1992 and Hurricane Isabel in 2003. He received a silver medal for work done
during Hurricane Gilbert in 1988. In 1996, the American Meteorological Society presented Mayfield the Francis W. Reichelderfer Award for his service
in coordinating the National Hurricane Center's hurricane preparedness training for emergency preparedness officials and the general public. Mayfield
also received an Outstanding Achievement Award at the 2000 National Hurricane Conference for developing and expanding training opportunities for state
and local officials. At the 2004 Interdepartmental Hurricane Conference, he received the Richard Hagemeyer Award for his contributions to the United
States' hurricane warning program. Also in 2004, he received an Emmy Award for extraordinary contributions to television by someone not normally
eligible for Emmy awards. In 2005, Mayfield became ABC's person of the week after Hurricane Katrina. He also received a Presidential Rank Award for
Meritorious Service in 2005. The Saturday before Katrina hit, Mayfield personally called the mayor of New Orleans to emphasize how serious the
threat was to the city. He told TIME magazine, "This was only the second time I called a politician in my life. I wanted to be able to go to sleep
knowing I had done everything I could do." The next morning, Mayor Nagin finally called for a mandatory evacuation
Max Mayfied (and up until then he was the one everyone turned to because he had been right so many times before) predicted 10 years of severe
Hurricane Activity from 2007 - 2017.
He warned anyone who would listen the next 10 years was going to be the worst hurricane season on record. Not only would the number of named
hurricanes increase drastically their span and severity would be similar to what we had seen with super-storms Hugo, Andrew, Marilyn and Katrina.
I bought accordion hurricane shutters ($5000) a generator ($850) and they are still brand new and I will bet I am not the only one in FL that did but
we have had the mildest hurricane seasons - everyone of them - since he made that prediction.
Now how can I be mad? Should I demand an apology from Mr Mayfield?
Max Mayfield is peaceably retired, and un-accosted. Imagine that?
The point being ...
(which I tried to express jokingly but find hard nosed up tights taking literally)
FOR GODS SAKE - GROW UP, MOVE ON - LET IT GO.