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Old 12-11-2011, 05:51 PM
TwinSwords TwinSwords is offline
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Default Re: Skeptics are irrelevent

Originally Posted by badhatharry View Post
The problem is that a certain side* thought that coming out and saying that the science was settled would impress. Instead it was a total miscalculation of the disposition of people. Our civilization is way past the point of taking orders from on high.
In other words, wealthy industrial interests can fund a lot of denialism which they feed directly to a certain very pliant segment of the population that has been trained to believe whatever it is told to believe by Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Fox News, et al., and this group -- we call it the base of the Republican Party -- goes around pretending they have serious questions about the scientific consensus.
"All for ourselves, and nothing for other people, seems, in every age of the world, to have been the vile maxim of the masters of mankind." -- Adam Smith
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