[Coral-List] Political arguments on coral list

Pedro H. Rodríguez phernanrod at yahoo.com
Tue May 20 12:37:52 EDT 2014

While I value discussions related to corals that go beyond science, I agree with Doug Fenner that posts whose aim or consequence is to mislead should not be part of what the list posts. Regarding specific posts that Doug mentions, articles published by lobbying groups with the sole intention of influencing policy, and which disregard the latest science, are touted as "peer-reviewed", and given the same weight as articles based on solid science. Yes, yes.... even "solid science" is biased, the author of those posts will argue, because the authors selected the subject subjectively, and blah, blah, blah.... But the aim of coral-list is not to argue these points and confound the issues, for the sake of just arguing. People have better things to do.


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