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    and not with respect to any conscious gaming of political polls, but in ALL circumstances where they have to respond to uncomfortable truths.  

    Maybe it's a matter of semantics.  I'm not denying that they double down on the crazy.  But I AM suggesting that on a not-entirely-unavailable level, that they KNOW they are doing so.   Yes, the human brain is remarkably capable of logic-tight compartments ... but such compartments are not completely hermetically sealed.  

    In the reactions to climate change in particular, there is an element of whistling past the graveyard.  If it IS real, it's a runaway train, way too big and scary to realistically stop ... so let's just party like it's 1999.   Make hay while the sun shines.  Eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow we die.   Climate denialism is a way of dealing with the fear, but they FEEL the fear underneath.

    "The extinction of the human race will come from its inability to EMOTIONALLY comprehend the exponential function." -- Edward Teller

    by lgmcp on Thu Apr 28, 2011 at 07:13:04 AM PDT

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