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(Some Guy)   Pseudoscience climate change denial site may win Best Science Blog award. "Apparently conservative political sites have been directing their readers to vote for it, whether they read it or not." Hmmmmm   (boingboing.net) divider line 161
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2007-11-08 09:50:58 AM
I still will never understand why global warming is a political issue...the discussion should center around the actual lengths we go to to slow it down or stop it as opposed to debating its very existence. Sigh...
 
2007-11-08 09:55:03 AM
That sounds about right for most republicans: blinding supporting an ideology without really knowing what it is, how it impacts the world, or how it will ultimately affect you.
 
2007-11-08 10:03:04 AM
Shaggy_C: I still will never understand why global warming is a political issue...the discussion should center around the actual lengths we go to to slow it down or stop it as opposed to debating its very existence. Sigh...

Shhh. None of that "making sense" here. This is Fark.
 
2007-11-08 10:03:12 AM
Since when would having more information change their minds ?
 
2007-11-08 10:39:43 AM
I think Subby may be hinting that the Power of Fark could change the balance.

/not Subby
 
2007-11-08 10:39:52 AM
Freepers are stupid and easily led.
 
2007-11-08 10:39:55 AM
Blame conservatives for directing people to the truth. Typical.
 
2007-11-08 10:39:57 AM
I wonder if this will end being a Sokal affair (new window) for the right-wing.
 
2007-11-08 10:40:10 AM
Talon: That sounds about right for most republicans and democrats: blinding supporting an ideology without really knowing what it is, how it impacts the world, or how it will ultimately affect you.


Be honest. How many people of any political persuasion actually engage in more than simply following the herd?
 
2007-11-08 10:40:19 AM
Yes, because anyone who disagrees with you must be a pseudoscientist.

You know what real pseudoscience is? Starting at the end of a problem and working backward to find a path that proves you right at all costs.
 
2007-11-08 10:41:47 AM
ya people DO know Blogs direct and endorse blogs for other cateories then their own

/DUH
 
2007-11-08 10:42:09 AM

Talon


That sounds about right for most republicans: blinding supporting an ideology without really knowing what it is, how it impacts the world, or how it will ultimately affect you.


Where 'republican' == 'politician'. That sort of behavior is non-partisan dumbassery.
 
2007-11-08 10:42:17 AM
Tommy Moo: cause anyone who disagrees with you must be a pseudoscientist.

You know what real pseudoscience is? Starting at the end of a problem and working backward to find a path that proves you right at all costs.


THIS
 
2007-11-08 10:42:33 AM
What kind of site begs its users to vote for it? Thats stupid. I personally blame Christians and Republicans.
 
2007-11-08 10:42:41 AM
Tommy Moo: You know what real pseudoscience is? Starting at the end of a problem and working backward to find a path that proves you right at all costs.

I thought that was called "The Bush Administration"
 
2007-11-08 10:43:04 AM
Tommy Moo: Yes, because anyone who disagrees with you must be a pseudoscientist.

You know what real pseudoscience is? Starting at the end of a problem and working backward to find a path that proves you right at all costs.


Yes, because anyone who disagrees with you must not comprehend the term pseudoscience.

You know what circular reasoning is? Starting at the end of a problem and working backward to find a path that proves you right at all costs.
 
2007-11-08 10:43:33 AM
atate_esq How many people of any political persuasion actually engage in more than simply following the herd

I think more people are actually beginning to. I consider myself a Democrat but find some of their ideas pathetically inane. More people are beginning to find their own ways, though not enough at this point to make a difference.
 
2007-11-08 10:43:46 AM
Sir_Lurksalot: Blame conservatives for directing people to the truth. Typical.

Other than the fact that it isn't and you can't provide any credible evidence to the contrary.

/just in case you aren't a troll
 
2007-11-08 10:44:30 AM
Apparently the push is to vote for Bad Astronomy instead.

Sounds good...they've had some interesting articles.
 
2007-11-08 10:45:25 AM
They are less than a 1000 ahead of the Bad Astronomy. Surely FARK can fix that right up.
 
2007-11-08 10:45:38 AM
h to the 'ojo: Tommy Moo: Yes, because anyone who disagrees with you must be a pseudoscientist.

You know what real pseudoscience is? Starting at the end of a problem and working backward to find a path that proves you right at all costs.

Yes, because anyone who disagrees with you must not comprehend the term pseudoscience.

You know what circular reasoning is? Starting at the end of a problem and working backward to find a path that proves you right at all costs.


Or starting with ludicrous assumptions like The Invisible Sky Wizard bequeathed this planet to man with which to do whatever he wants (manifest destiny). The using whatever nutbag ad hoc reasoning after the fact to justify that position.
 
2007-11-08 10:47:18 AM
Come on everyone. Vote for Phil (Bad Astronomy). We like Phil, don't we?
 
2007-11-08 10:47:29 AM
Sir_Lurksalot: Blame conservatives for directing people to the truth. Typical.

Lead em' on!

www.mattjonesblog.com
 
2007-11-08 10:48:24 AM
Koalaesq: I think more people are actually beginning to. I consider myself a Democrat but find some of their ideas pathetically inane. More people are beginning to find their own ways, though not enough at this point to make a difference.

I agree with you there. My point is, its not just republicans that follow the herd. More people follow the herd than lead it, in any political arena.

Most people simply have no clue what they believe, why the believe it, or what the results might be at the end of the day.
 
2007-11-08 10:48:29 AM
I'm here to educate you about the single biggest threat to our planet. You see, there is something out there which threatens our very existence and may be the end of the human race as we know it. I'm talking of course about...

www.morethings.com
 
2007-11-08 10:49:05 AM
"Doubt is our product, since it is the best means of competing with the 'body of fact' that exists in the mind of the general public. It is also the means of establishing a controversy..."
 
2007-11-08 10:49:10 AM
I wanted to help put Climate Audit out, but I had to vote for Pharyngula. I'm not going to do what the conservatives are accused of doing.
 
2007-11-08 10:49:12 AM
Behold the power of Fark!

Please vote for Bad Astronomy Blog. They usually have pretty cool stuff, and intelligent folks discussing it.
 
2007-11-08 10:49:35 AM
Shaggy_C: I still will never understand why global warming is a political issue...the discussion should center around the actual lengths we go to to slow it down or stop it as opposed to debating its very existence. Sigh...

I agree. Steps should be taken to get all of the countries together and agree to a fair plan of slowing greenhouse gases. this is a world problem, not just the United States.
 
2007-11-08 10:49:53 AM
Shaggy_C: I still will never understand why global warming is a political issue...the discussion should center around the actual lengths we go to to slow it down or stop it as opposed to debating its very existence. Sigh...


YOU MUST NOT QUESTION OUR HOLY TRUTH, HERETIC!
 
2007-11-08 10:51:02 AM
Shaggy_C: I still will never understand why global warming is a political issue..

I think you can blame the 2000 elections for that.
 
2007-11-08 10:51:05 AM
Shaggy_C: I still will never understand why global warming is a political issue...the discussion should center around the actual lengths we go to to slow it down or stop it as opposed to debating its very existence. Sigh...

Ask yourself who made it a political issue? Try Al THE WHORE GORE. Why is it political? Because politicians see Global Warming as a great way to explain the huge tax increases and push towards a socialistic form of government.....even more socialistic than the one George Bush has put forth.

And the submitter of this article is a royal moron to think that anyone would really care what blog wins an award.
 
2007-11-08 10:51:09 AM
trogdor23: Tommy Moo: Yes, because anyone who disagrees with you must be a pseudoscientist.

You know what real pseudoscience is? Starting at the end of a problem and working backward to find a path that proves you right at all costs.

Yes, because anyone who disagrees with you must not comprehend the term pseudoscience.

You know what circular reasoning is? Starting at the end of a problem and working backward to find a path that proves you right at all costs.


BURN
 
2007-11-08 10:51:16 AM
Behold! The power of ignorance.
 
2007-11-08 10:51:53 AM
Has anyone else noticed that the most ardent supporters of the "science" behind the anti-global-warming crowd also tend to believe that the Earth is only 6,000 years old?
 
2007-11-08 10:52:07 AM
Global Warming is not science its a religion
 
2007-11-08 10:53:30 AM
Shaggy_C: I still will never understand why global warming is a political issue...the discussion should center around the actual lengths we go to to slow it down or stop it as opposed to debating its very existence. Sigh...

right. the political issue is how to react to it, from a policy standpoint. it's existence is a matter purely for science.

/it's too bad no one gives a shiat about this award, or i might care
 
2007-11-08 10:54:56 AM
All bow for the church of climate change.....
 
2007-11-08 10:56:14 AM
Shaggy_C: I still will never understand why global warming is a political issue...the discussion should center around the actual lengths we go to to slow it down or stop it as opposed to debating its very existence. Sigh...

It became a political issue because of the all mighty dollar. Curbing global warming = loss of profits and industry change for energy suppliers.
Energy suppliers response;
"Loss of profits! Oh my, we can not have this! Send out the propaganda machines and call the science community liars! Lobby everything to do with this and get me a list of our paid off politicians ahh I mean gov't officials on energy. Find and pay some scientists to side with us and make it fast I have to go rub myself with my money."
 
2007-11-08 10:56:48 AM
reelpirate: Global Warming is not science its a religion

Teach the controversy!
 
2007-11-08 10:57:04 AM
right, at all costs:

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2007-11-08 10:57:25 AM
reelpirate: Global Warming is not science its a religion

OH NO YOU DI'INT
 
2007-11-08 10:57:28 AM
One of the (few) benefits of getting older is having seen an awful lot of "conventional wisdom" debunked. Am not convinced of either side of the GW debate, and unlike most of the Farkers that enlighten us, try to avoid debating it a political issue.
 
2007-11-08 10:58:15 AM
Shaggy_C: I still will never understand why global warming is a political issue...the discussion should center around the actual lengths we go to to slow it down or stop it as opposed to debating its very existence. Sigh...

It's a political issue because Republicans made it a political issue. Rich Republicans with money don't want anything to upset the status quo (and a lot of possible attempts to fix the climate change problem would do that). Poorer (read: dumb and uneducated) Republicans think that environmentalism is a communist conspiracy to destroy Western civilization. This is partly a result of propaganda and manipulation by the rich Republicans, and partly a result of the general scientific illiteracy and selfish, macho attitude present in the poorer Republicans. And of course you can't count out the specifically political motivations: the Republican Party likely saw that the Democrats had more credibility on environmental issues, so they decided to oppose it at all costs just in order to attack the Democrats. It's all about the political game; the science itself is a secondary consideration or not a consideration at all.
 
2007-11-08 10:58:21 AM
It's all about MONEY.
Screw the future, as long as the rich keep getting richer.
 
2007-11-08 10:58:40 AM
IXI Jim IXI: Apparently the push is to vote for Bad Astronomy instead.

Sounds good...they've had some interesting articles.


Agreed, I really enjoy his blog. Neat topics and the discussion is good.

As of right now they're only behind by about 600 votes. Go Bad Astronomy!
 
2007-11-08 10:59:07 AM
That's the same method they use to elect Presidents.
 
2007-11-08 10:59:19 AM
As of right now, "Climate Audit" is leading with 10,672 votes against Bad Astronomy Blog's 9973 votes.

Come on Farkers, vote for Bad Astronomy - we can take it back!
 
2007-11-08 10:59:58 AM
gweilo8888: Come on Farkers, vote for Bad Astronomy - we can take it back!

Dammit! We've only been at this for an hour or so...
 
2007-11-08 11:00:17 AM
www.afunnystuff.com
 
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