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    Re: An Excellent Send-Up of Confirmation Bias Among the AGW Advocates

    Quote Originally Posted by Nickyjo View Post
    Tho I imagine there is something to all this, isnít an easier explanation of skeptics views that they lean right politically and as such donít like government regulation of business that human caused climate change might require? Of course scientists will disagree honestly on facts and analysis, but the public debate is pretty openly political. Examining the neurobiology of conservatives/liberals
    might be more useful.
    The two most important skeptics, IMHO, are both Euro-style Social Democrats.

    Nir Shaviv (Israel)
    Henrik Svensmark (Denmark)
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    Re: An Excellent Send-Up of Confirmation Bias Among the AGW Advocates

    Quote Originally Posted by Nickyjo View Post
    Tho I imagine there is something to all this, isnít an easier explanation of skeptics views that they lean right politically and as such donít like government regulation of business that human caused climate change might require? Of course scientists will disagree honestly on facts and analysis, but the public debate is pretty openly political. Examining the neurobiology of conservatives/liberals
    might be more useful.
    I am an Independent, how did that help you?


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    Re: An Excellent Send-Up of Confirmation Bias Among the AGW Advocates

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    *sigh

    The unbelievable irony of climate change denialists talking about confirmation bias is nothing short of astounding.
    I understand. It is natural for people like you to deny science, and listen to gospel. After-all, you want to be part of the "in crowd," and don't understand the sciences enough to see clearly.

    Science is all about challenging the results of the sciences we know, to expand our understanding.

    You and others fail in this, when you automatically go into denial mode of new research.

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    Re: An Excellent Send-Up of Confirmation Bias Among the AGW Advocates

    LOL...

    the responses of the warmers were that of confirmation bias...

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    Re: An Excellent Send-Up of Confirmation Bias Among the AGW Advocates

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord of Planar View Post
    LOL...

    the responses of the warmers were that of confirmation bias...
    Most hilarious response was #6. Missed the point entirely.
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    Re: An Excellent Send-Up of Confirmation Bias Among the AGW Advocates

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Most hilarious response was #6. Missed the point entirely.
    The joke seems to have backfired somewhat, given that the only people who appear to have been fooled by the spoof article are a few fellow climate deniers whose outraged comments appear below it!

    It's almost as funny as the time you cited an article by the wrong Svensmark (thus confirming your complete ignorance of the science), but nowhere near as funny as the time when Tim confused the rainfall figures for Greenland, Michigan with those for Greenland, the continent

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    Re: An Excellent Send-Up of Confirmation Bias Among the AGW Advocates

    Quote Originally Posted by Tim the plumber View Post
    I am a liberal/social democrat.

    And a Skeptic.
    Wonderful! I hope you and even deniers are right... Less to worry about... But I harken back to Sen McCain and his comment that even if the danger is exaggerated, what is suggested we do about it is probably good anyway.

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    Re: An Excellent Send-Up of Confirmation Bias Among the AGW Advocates

    Quote Originally Posted by Surface Detail View Post
    The joke seems to have backfired somewhat, given that the only people who appear to have been fooled by the spoof article are a few fellow climate deniers whose outraged comments appear below it!

    It's almost as funny as the time you cited an article by the wrong Svensmark (thus confirming your complete ignorance of the science), but nowhere near as funny as the time when Tim confused the rainfall figures for Greenland, Michigan with those for Greenland, the continent
    This is a foolish post. #6 is the laughable work of an AGW true believer.
    I cited the Svensmark I wanted to cite. Your failure to understand the point only exposed your own shallowness.
    And now we have a wonderful parody. Enjoy.
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    Re: An Excellent Send-Up of Confirmation Bias Among the AGW Advocates

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    The two most important skeptics, IMHO, are both Euro-style Social Democrats.

    Nir Shaviv (Israel)
    Henrik Svensmark (Denmark)
    Great... But generally they have a reflexively sympathetic audience among conservatives for the reasons I mentioned.

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    Re: An Excellent Send-Up of Confirmation Bias Among the AGW Advocates

    Quote Originally Posted by Sunsettommy View Post
    I am an Independent, how did that help you?

    As the saying goes, "no generalization is worth a damn, even this one." You're not a unicorn, but my generalization is generally true, to judge by conservatives in Congress, conservative talk shows, et al.

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