Discussion in 'The Study' started by Earl Weiss, Dec 4, 2018.
So, openly laughing at a serious comment isn’t mocking. Not sure what could be, then.
In any case, it did yield a brief discussion that was mature and congenial. However it started, the thread drifted to that topic.
No. I laughed at its irrelevancy
Irrelevancy makes me laugh. Lots of odd things do, like porn......
Yeah. But it was originally put up as a distraction.
Many times, there’s good discussion to be had, even where it was meant as a distraction.
See post 62 by @Tony Dismukes. He is correct, there is an active campaign of misinformation on the climate change issue in a deliberate attempt to discredit the science. Distraction from the issue is a common and widespread tactic used in that campaign.
This is not just internet banter. Climate change is an important issue and I do not feel inclined to give a pass to anybody who is either actively participating in the misinformation campaign, or is (perhaps) unwittingly passing along and regurgitating the message of that campaign. When I see false and misleading statements about climate change, or the common tactics of distraction and smokescreens, I feel it ought to be called out.
You see it doesn't take long for the veneer of "reasonable debate" to fall away when views are based on fears instead of facts.
Elder posted a detailed explanation of science and DV replies by fixating on a single, not incorrect line, and mocking it.
No counter point. No questions. No acquiescence. Just a poor attempt at deflection away from that which he cannot argue with.
This is your brain on politics people.
Apparently, my embedded link doesn't work. If you're interested in the Vostok ice core (you know, the one that goes back 420000 years, much further back than the mere 2000 someone else cited incorrectly (wrongly?) as the limit) you can find some of that info here :Historical Carbon Dioxide Record from the Vostok Ice Core
and here: Ice Core Data Help Solve a Global Warming Mystery
and here:The Vostok Ice Core | EARTH 104: Earth and the Environment
Discussing and clarifying those pieces of incorrect information is part of the solution to stopping their spread. And sometimes those bits also involve other important issues that affect the climate change problem.123
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