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"I am A Skeptic"

by critic411 / September 20, 2008 11:18 PM PDT

"I have been reading a lot of the debates that inevitably follow any MSM story on Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW). In this story at the NewScientist, one of the comments stood out as a vivid example of the polarization that has developed between the those of us who are skeptical of AGW and those of us who believe in AGW."

"I have been examining the drive to paint skeptics of AGW as non-scientists, as conservatives, as creationists and therefore as ignorant of the real science supporting AGW - ad hominem argument (against the man, rather than against his opinion or idea). Honestly, I have to admit that some skeptics are conservative, some do believe in creation and some lack the skills to fully appreciate the science behind AGW, then again I know agnostic liberals with a couple of college degrees who fully accept the theory of evolution and because they understand the science are skeptics of AGW. On the other hand, I have met a lot of AGW adherents who fully accept evolution, but have never read On The Origin of Species. Many of the outspoken believers in AGW are also dedicated foes of genetically modified organisms such as Golden Rice (which could prevent thousands of deaths due to Vitamin A deficiency in developing countries), yet they are unable to explain the significance of Gregor Mendel and the hybridization of the pea plant,"

"I am a skeptic and I am damn proud of it."

Right on !!!
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(NT) GREAT!...A skeptic AND a critc.
by JP Bill / September 20, 2008 11:22 PM PDT
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The two often go hand-in-hand...
by EdHannigan / September 20, 2008 11:34 PM PDT

it's the uncritical ones who believe things without questioning them that are the problem, IMO.

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