Monday, December 26, 2016

Smart Is As Smart Does

When it comes to "settled science," who's really smarter?
Putting aside the fact that no one denies that climate changes, should we wonder why the most scientifically literate conservatives are least likely to accept manmade disastrous climate change? Could it be that those of us who have a more intimate knowledge of scientific research and practice are better able to sort out fact from fiction and form our own conclusions?
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Could it be that those who are merely curious without an intimate comprehension of science and scientific practice are more easily influenced by "settled" scientific assertions and more inclined to demonstrate their understanding of science by going with the "consensus" views?
Conformity in the name of a cause isn't "consensus..."

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