Web siteInteresting article about the distrust of science: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cif-green/2010/mar/08/belief-in-climate-change-science
      – Thelevellers, 2010-03-10 at 11:04:12   (8 comments)

On 2010-03-11 at 15:07:44, DigitalBoss wrote...
This link poses the question: What would it take to persuade you? My post answers this. http://www.discussionator.com/?id=815
On 2010-03-11 at 15:12:34, DigitalBoss wrote...
I don't think that it is that complex of a science, it is just wrong.
On 2010-03-12 at 03:50:28, BorgClown wrote...
Carls Sagan's "The demon-haunted world: science as a candle in the dark" is a great book to portrait science as it is: Seeking knowledge in a methodical way. People are not wise enough to distinguish between science, technology and the (mis)use people make of them. Hell, it's a sad state of affairs that the masses rejoice in their voluntary ignorance disguised as skepticism, yet they will happily buy coral calcium, noni or whatever fad infomercials are selling. Ignorance is very easy.
On 2010-03-12 at 03:53:38, BorgClown wrote...
Uh, that was a spontaneous rant because of the topic's article, which says that people see modern scientists as secretive, corrupted monks.
On 2010-03-12 at 15:05:49, Thelevellers wrote...
*applauds spontaneous ranting* :P
On 2010-05-19 at 20:47:25, Lee J Haywood wrote...
There's a fantastic set of articles in New Scientist this week which examines the difference between deniers, who stick to a belief even in the face of overwhelming evidence (to defend the belief), and sceptics who disbelieve something but may change their belief if the evidence requires it. People get confused between being sceptical of ideological beliefs and scientific ones. When a sceptic isn't a sceptic http://newscientist.com/article/mg20627606.000 Why sensible people reject the truth http://newscientist.com/article/mg20627606.100 How corporations manufacture doubt http://newscientist.com/article/mg20627606.200 Unleashing a lie http://newscientist.com/article/mg20627606.300 Questioning science isn't blasphemy http://newscientist.com/article/mg20627606.400 The truth is our only weapon http://newscientist.com/article/mg20627606.500
On 2010-05-20 at 09:09:19, Thelevellers wrote...
Oooh, thanks for the links Lee, they should keep me entertained for today, and maybe tomorrow too :)
On 2010-05-20 at 10:06:19, Thelevellers wrote...
@DigitalBoss: (Belated response) So a thery that combines the fluctuations of solar activity, weather 'patterns' long term and short term global changes, local weather patterns, various geological factors, oceanic factors and possibly more I can't think of off the top of my head, ISN'T complex?! Seriously?