A couple of useful resources from QualiaSoup to share with Deniers who cannot seem to grasp what science and critical thinking actually are.
Granted most Deniers will never look at them, but at least we can try. They are obviously created for the anti-science vs Evolution crowd, but since they are virtually identical in tactics and ignorance of science to the climate change Deniers these videos are still bang on.
Of less direct relevance to climate science, but still very useful would be:
Note how he covers the lottery fallacy which would have spared Omnologos the embarrassment of his post about logic had he seen these first.
Hat tip to Jules who pointed me to Gareth, both of whom are worth visiting regularly. For example Jules just debunked the On EIKE’s 31 prominent scientists predict global cooling fraud (but then just look at the kind of people who promote global cooling), while Gareth was on top of the latest NZ Climate “Science” Coalition scam with “NZ sceptics lie about temp records, try to smear top scientist.”
Update: It seems Gareth has scooped me again with this video in his post Too many teardrops about the flooding (watch for at least 90 secs, after that you won’t be able to stop).
Apparently this creek is normally less than a meter across:
See Gareth’s piece and “Queensland floods are “consistent with climate change predictions” which he directs you to over at Watching the Deniers.
Update: Over 90 Missing In Australia As Floods Inundate Brisbane. Hey Deniers, tell us again how more rain in wet regions will be a good thing.
A couple of really nice posts if you have not yet seen them:
- My growing list of fantastic quotes about climate change
- Image Collection (climate change cartoons mostly, very fun)
Hat tip to Dr Curry (yes, really) at Climate Etc for the pointer t:
As Dr Curry notes the credit is to Robert Grumbine at More Grumbine Science (another good one) for the find, although actually Evolving Thoughts got it from LimbicNutrition Weblog (here for that), who “In turn, this list was taken from Attacking Faulty Reasoning: A Practical Guide to Fallacy-Free Arguments by Edward T. Damer, which was recommended in comments by G. Felis.”
Regardless, it is “12 principles that make intellectual argument possible” and henceforth an expectation for behaviour on this blog.
Read this amazingly heartfelt letter to former astronaut Harrison Schmitt concerning this story: New Mexico Governor Picks Climate Denier Harrison Schmitt To Run Energy Department.
Seriously, just read it.
We give our consent every moment that we do not resist.
It is worth knowing and abiding by whether you comment on this blog or not.
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