a person who denies.
When a Denier’s behaviour is correctly identified and named the standard response is to plead that they are the victims of an attempt to associate them with Holocaust denial because that is what the word means. Well as it happens, no … that’s not what it means. Actually it means “denier” (see above).
Yes, yes, I know … the climate change Deniers never check anything with accepted, credible sources and reject the legitimacy of any source that contradicts what they believe.
Further, documenting beyond question that they are wrong does not change their thinking or behaviour in any way. Also part of the behaviour is the appeal to pity logical fallacy they use when you point out that they are acting like a Denier, as is the refusal to admit to, much less honestly deal with their behaviour.
These are part of the behaviour set which we call “denial” and if they could respond rationally they wouldn’t be Deniers. That’s part of what being a Denier and being in denial is.
Now to be fair we really should also check:
“climate change deniers“: Climate change deniers are contrarians who challenge the evidence that human activities …. Contrarians pose as skeptics, … True skeptics raise specific doubts about specific claims and do not …”
That’s right, true skeptics think Deniers are frauds, and there are good reasons “Why real skeptics detest global warming Deniers.”
Just what distinguishes the knee jerk, uncritical, non-thinking behaviour of a Denier vs the legitimate, rational, intellectual process of skepticism is discussed in the various sources found on Denier vs Skeptic. About denialism and Skepticism are also worth reviewing to underscore that the two types of behaviour are not merely different, they are pretty much polar opposites.
There it is. That’s it. Nothing about the Hitler, no mention of Nazis or Holocaust. Nada, zilch, nothing … in fact the term dates from before Nostrodamus, so no one even knew the Holocaust was coming in just a few short centuries.
So if you are a Denier, stop with the phony victimhood act and deal with your behaviour … That was just for show; Deniers also never actually read the references they are given 😉
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