[LINK] Climate denial central - Was - BOM fails in Climate Prediction..... Cern Confirms Cloud theory.
kauer at biplane.com.au
Sun Feb 26 08:26:26 EST 2012
On Sat, 2012-02-25 at 21:58 +1100, TKoltai wrote:
> Now there are only those left reading this thread that are interested in
> learning the truth and those that would deny it, even from themselves.
I'll trust Ockham's Razor over you, any day.
The alleged political interests that would create a conspiracy of the
scope and depth that you seem to espouse are shadowy and vague. You
presuppose a level of collusion and collaboration between political
entities that have shown no capacity to do either in - well, basically
all of recorded human history.
And the same level of collusion is alleged between scientific entities,
where you are basically saying that thousands upon thousands of
scientists, from dozens of different countries, in hundreds of different
organisations, working within dozens of different political structures
and hundreds of different funding models, are perfectly happy to betray
their training and lie through their teeth. That a *few* might do so is
believable. That so many would do so defies all rational belief.
The interests that benefit from global warming denial are clear and
obvious, and collusion and collaboration between them is constant and
historically clear. Similar destabilisation programs have been delivered
by not-dissimilar groups in the past - one need look no further than the
textbook example of the pro-tobacco lobby.
Trillion-dollar commercial interests are far more likely to produce a
denialist campaign than political interests. For a start, that doesn't
*require* any collusion or collaboration!
There will always be evidence for and against any scientific thesis. The
greater the disparity between supporting and contradicting evidence, the
more likely the theory is to be "true". There is a major difference,
however, between "incomplete" and "wrong".
PS: Sorry Ben...
Karl Auer (kauer at biplane.com.au)
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