ALERT! The climate change Deniers have acquired a powerful new skill! Apparently they are now able to actually use a search engine!
What do you suppose tipped them off? the pictures on my FaceBook page? the articles I’ve written about it? the radical new concept of actually looking for information?
The delicious irony of discovering this immediately after writing a post about how the climate change Deniers are completely incapable of discerning what is relevant from what isn’t is just too funny.
Well this sure puts the lie to my claim that the Deniers wallow in irrational ad hominems rather than try to cope with the fact that they have absolutely no science or evidence to support their delusions.
However, the seemingly random way in which Deniers process the world is truly scary. On the one hand you have the apparent inability to recognize the simple causation chain of CO2 = GHG, humans add CO2 to atmosphere, Earth warms.
On the other hand you have the belief that bandying about totally irrelevant nonsense about people who are able to make the simple association given above is somehow relevant to the science, or that it in some way affects the facts.
What do these people do when they need a clean shirt? put the cat in the oven? plant onions? No wonder these people are frightened. How terrifying would it be to live in a world where you cannot cognitively connect relevant information and instead just randomly associate things and events?
What next for the Deniers ? basic literacy?
Hey Poptart … I also used to collect stamps, liked trout fishing, was really into reading Faulkner (although I did have a SciFi phase in my teens), and made my own sour dough bread for years. There you go, run wild!
Is there any hope that they will ever figure out that the way you discuss science is by actually looking at the science and discussing it? It sure doesn’t look promising.
If anyone cares, the EF! chapter in question never practiced anything other than strict Gandhian non-violence that was totally open (ie no person involved ever hid their identity or gave false information to anyone. For some civil disobedience actions we even gave the police lists of those involved and all relevant personal information in advance) and involved no harm to people or property.
Sadly that chapter dissolved over 15 yrs ago as the folks involved moved on to other things in their lives. It was an honour and a privilege to work with them and I have many a fond memory of truly awesome, committed activists giving their all to what they loved.
However, maybe it’s time to create Eaarth First!
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