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biffvernon



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2011 8:39 am    Post subject: Diamond Reply with quote

Lessons for climate science from a planet made of diamond:
http://theconversation.edu.au/diamond-planets-climate-change-and-the-scientific-method-3329
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UndercoverElephant



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2011 10:37 am    Post subject: Re: Diamond Reply with quote

biffvernon wrote:
Lessons for climate science from a planet made of diamond:
http://theconversation.edu.au/diamond-planets-climate-change-and-the-scientific-method-3329


At the end of the day, this problem isn't to do with the mainstream public not trusting scientists to tell them "the truth." Just look at the advertising industry, which tries to promote anything/everything as "backed by the latest science", and just look at the level of fear that many mainstream people have about the power of "the people in white coats." The public knows perfectly well how powerful science is. No...the problem is just that a lot of people would prefer to find ways to ignore/refute information they don't like the sound of, regardless of the source. The very same people who will spout anti-scientific nonsense when it comes to climate change and other ecological issues will quite happily use/quote science when it suits them to do so.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2011 1:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good article, Biff.

And of course, no surprises as to how the comments end up being hijacked. Rolling Eyes
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