Recently, Australia's ABC broadcast a programme called I Can Change Your Mind About Climate. In it, retired conservative politician Nick Minchin was pitted against young climate activist Anna Rose. Each tried to change the other's entrenched position on climate change, but neither succeeded. The programme was based on the premise that there is a scientific debate about AGW, in spite of the reality that the only debate now is about what to do about it - a political debate, not a scientific one.
The programme was reviewed at Skeptical Science and a follow-up article at The Drum neatly summarised the event. Of special interest in these two threads are the comments from both sides of the political divide. Warning: some of the comments are so inane that your head may explode, unless held in a vice.
Sunday, April 29, 2012
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
The following is a repost from Limbic Nutrition, which is, itself, taken from: “Attacking Faulty Reasoning: A Practical Guide to Fallacy-Free Arguments” by T. Edward Damer (Amazon (.co.uk/ .com)