Thursday, November 29, 2012
Lamar Smith, Global Warming Skeptic, Set To Chair House Science Committee
Smith's predecessor is correct. When Hall said that the dissenters believed that circular reasoning is responsible for the "overwhelming majority" of self-selected climate scholars who are deemed worthy of making scientific opinions, the NYT agreed partly: "The climate dissenters have long complained that global-warming science is an echo chamber in which, they contend, it is hard to get published if one does not accept the conventional wisdom that humans are heating up the planet. So they argue that it is circular reasoning to claim a broad scientific consensus based on publication track records."
The argument that only the mainstream thinkers are correct in such matters is not scientific, just another example of what Richard Feynman prophetically called "cargo-cult science."
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost