[Coral-List] Confirmation bias

Steve Mussman sealab at earthlink.net
Mon Jun 22 14:11:15 EDT 2015

The irony here is that Pope Francis is embracing science as the basis of his argument just as Galileo did. In today's world science is still being challenged by some on the basis of religious dogma. But here we have the pope putting this encyclical out there risking a theistic (and agnostic) onslaught from all those whose orthodoxy takes issue with his science-based perspective.. Got to admire his courage and conviction as he knowingly steps into the fray. His views on the human drivers behind climate change may be controversial, but it seems to me that his observations on the state of the world's oceans and coral reefs is spot on and beyond dispute. 

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> On Jun 22, 2015, at 10:23 AM, Eugene Shinn <eugeneshinn at mail.usf.edu> wrote:
> Climate change has become a religion and everyone knows arguing religion 
> is a waste of time. Now the Pope has provided confirmation. As someone 
> pointed out recently he represents the institution that forced Galileo 
> to recant. Guess its time for me to  recant before I get burned at the 
> stake. So I will stop now. Gene
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