Monday, March 16, 2015

Climate Scientists are the B team on a gravy train.

Heh. There's a cretinously shallow argument over at the New Republic, You Can't "Believe" in Climate Change It's not a religion. It's a scientific fact. by Rebecca Leber. Click bait and as usual, people can't resist responding factually and sincerely to what is at best an ineffective rhetorical argument. The first few dozen comments are reasonably useful responses to the article, poking factual holes in the rhetorical tissue. The comments then, as they often do, diverge away from the topic at hand into sub discussions about the word Grok and its proper use and its connection to Yang of Star Trek, and Eastern religions.

Then George LeRoy Tyrebyter introduces a substantive argument with an ad hominem comment.
Climate Scientists are the B team on a gravy train. Historically meteorologists who weren't very good at predicting the weather, they now divine what the weather is going to be over the next century without being held to account to the wild divergence from reality of their dire predictions of the past.

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