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Old 12-10-2011, 09:41 AM
harkin harkin is offline
 
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Default Re: Science Saturday: Civilized Violence (Maggie Koerth-Baker & Jessa Gamble)

Interesting that one of the subject lines is "Tricking people into believing the truth". A more accurate wording would be "into supporting the cause"
It echoes back to these boards where the clique argued that lies/obfuscation/exaggeration about global warming was entirely justified. This was around the time that they were also saying Britons would never see snow again (aka tricking themselves).

"if you're doing an experiment, you should report everything that you think might make it invalid — not only what you think is right about it; other causes that could possibly explain your results; and things you thought of that you've eliminated by some other experiment, and how they worked — to make sure the other fellow can tell they have been eliminated.
Details that could throw doubt on your interpretation must be given, if you know them. You must do the best you can — if you know anything at all wrong, or possibly wrong — to explain it."
- Richard Feynman

"Why should I make the data available to you, when your aim is to try and find something wrong with it?" - Phil Jones

Please remind us again who is in the 'anti-science crowd'.
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