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  •  Most people I know... (10+ / 0-)

    Who deny global warming, believe that it is a hoax perpetuated by scientist who want government money for their research.  So when you believe in a conspiracy, all evidence is self-fulfilling of that conspiracy.  "Of course all scientist agree, they hate capitalism and only want to suck at the teat of government."

    'Where free unions and collective bargaining are forbidden, freedom is lost' - Ronald Reagan, Communist

    by RichM on Thu May 16, 2013 at 08:05:57 AM PDT

    •  because there's so much money to be made (6+ / 0-)

      as a government funded scientist, as opposed to working for the fossil fuels industries....

      The cold passion for truth hunts in no pack. -Robinson Jeffers

      by Laurence Lewis on Thu May 16, 2013 at 10:30:14 AM PDT

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    •  mind-boggling... (4+ / 0-)

      Okay, so if it's a hoax then that means the scientists are fabricating data and falsifying their conclusions. It is such a vast and successful conspiracy that 97% of scientists are in on it and nobody in the world has blown the whistle or managed to prove them wrong.

      I guess that doesn't make any more or less sense than believing in other global conspiracies like the Illuminati, Trilateral Commission or Bilderberg Group being the secret rulers of the world.

      The part I really don’t get is that the overwhelming majority of people think you’re looney tunes if you start holding forth on the Trilateral Commission. Yet, if you say you don’t ‘believe’ in global warming or posit a global scientific conspiracy – there is still a comfortable place in the public discourse for you. Hell, it’s not even a disqualifier for holding a seat in Congress.  

      Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read. - Groucho Marx

      by Joe Bob on Thu May 16, 2013 at 10:35:35 AM PDT

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