[Coral-List] notice particularly paragraph 5
jayburkos at gmail.com
Tue Mar 25 15:14:30 EDT 2014
Ironically, they would say the same thing about those who believe in
man made climate change.
I also caution on using words like "truth". Truth is a philosophical
term that requires a belief without evidence. Fact is evidence.
Science should deal in fact, not truth.
This seems like a pedantic argument if you are a true believer.
However, let's be clear that even gravity is a theory that should be
simple but is vastly stranger than anyone can realize.
Just a thought.
Sent from my iPhone
On Mar 25, 2014, at 1:25 PM, Steve Mussman <sealab at earthlink.net> wrote:
Of course you are right to challenge their assertions, but the problem
remains that even the finest science available canât affect insensible
beliefs that are reinforced by a contrived set of anomalous facts. We are
dealing with an ideological movement unencumbered by the constraints of
rationality and judiciousness that serves to restrain the opposing culture
of science. We are faced with a frustrating conundrum. To engage them only
emboldens and lends legitimacy to their argument by creating a false sense
of equivalency. To ignore them as you say lets them further cultivate a
doctrine that is likely to lead to an ecological catastrophe. In the end
really have no choice but to take them on one by one if need be. It's
maddening, but we must remain resilient in the hope that public awareness
will ultimately right the ship in time. One thing is for sure, we need
warriors willing to take on the risks inherent in speaking truth to power..
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