Coby Beck gets Philosophical

Coby Beck has a fantastic post on the nature of consensus and its role in science. Fits right in with the topic of this blog.

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2 thoughts on “Coby Beck gets Philosophical

  1. Below is a common post of mine when I troll denialist blogs:
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    So we are left with three possible conclusions:

    1) An overwhelming majority of international climate experts agree about much of the tenants of AGW and are honest.

    2) An overwhelming majority of international climate experts are ignorant about their own expertise in a sudden and collective manner.

    3) They have all agreed to conspire to delude the billions of folks on the planet and just a very tiny percentage of them (and mostly unpublished) are trying to save us all from this mass hoax.

    Common sense and a sense of probability should lead one to the likely correct choice above.

    The first person to show proof of what IS causing the modern day global warming and that it is not AGW is likely to be the next Nobel science winner.

    [Wow….very nicely said. I’m impressed. -Kate]

  2. I think Coby is doing the right thing by expressing a perspective that needs attention. We are habitually ignoring and using products that are dangerous to ourselves and the living things around the world. One in particular is ethylene glycol antifreeze/coolant that is used in vehicles. It is lethal and toxic and when ingested kills with painful consequences. Propylene Glycol is not lethal, not toxic and is a superior antifreeze/coolant so why aren’t we using it!

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