|05-26-2012, 05:17 AM||#106|
Joined: Jul 2005
Location: Ada, Ohio
Actually, no one really cares if you are convinced or not. People respond to this nonsense out of a sense of compassion for those crippled by baseless faith and disadvantaged education.
The vast majority of the deniers have no knowledge of Science as a methodolgy nor any understanding of the underlying scientific data that supports the theories of climatic change. Worse, they have no understanding of the basically skeptical nature of the scientific endeavor.
No single study is ever viewed, by scientists, as convincing - only suggestive. Theories gain strength from repeated testing and are constantly being modified in small ways to improve precision or cast aside if the data indicates errors in a theory that tweaking will not correct.
The average individual's knowledge of Science is usually based on a grade school or high school introduction which leads them to believe, for instance, that every experiment must have a zero level control group (not true) or they pick-up the silly meme "statisitics don't lie, statisticians do". The problem is that the vast majority of people simply don't know anything about statistics beyond calculating a simple "average" (arithmetic mean).
So they often wind up typing on their computer "Science is phony" while never appreciating the irony of the scenario.
The choice is simple. One can wallow in one's ignorance or one can make the effort to learn. No one can do it for you and in the long run no one really cares.
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