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Articles such as this can be used by Climate Change deniers

 
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:38 pm    Post subject: Articles such as this can be used by Climate Change deniers Reply with quote

Articles such as this can be jumped upon by Climate Change deniers to reinforce their denial of the science of Climate Change and so are very dangerous and should be questioned.

My questioning below:-

It is wrong to say that main stream science has been wrong because more recent science has superseded the old. What we have learned more recently has built on the original “peer reviewed” science and refined our understanding of those subjects not overturned it. 
To call economics and other “social sciences” science is a travesty as, especially in the case of economics, the models that are used are rarely backcaste to ensure their accuracy and the work is rarely peer reviewed as with the major sciences. Hall and Klittegard in their book “Energy and the Wealth of Nations” completely debunk Economics and Lord Stern in his book “Why Are We Waiting” takes main stream economics to task over its dreadful treatment of climate change.
To use the failings of the social “sciences” to prove a point with major science is to devalue or even invalidate your argument.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's hard to see what the point of his article is.
No one who uses a model with less variables than reality suggests that it gives the full picture. No one suggests that an incomplete sample of data is the entire truth. Both Newtons results and Einsteins ideas are correct within the model of the world they cover. The newer Einstein 'facts' mean that the model in which you use Newtons results needed amending to cover most real situations rather than the entire universe.
Most research and papers are vehicles for people to receive a reward - a qualification, the ability to work in a nerdy place with lots of holidays etc. These papers only have to please those awarding marks and support and can conclude any old crap. The scientific truth has not been altered by what humans conclude.
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