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The Anthropogenic Climate Change Thread

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36 minutes ago, pigseye said:

You can look up the definition of settled on your own.

Why would I do that? Going by your post history, it would differ vastly from most agreed upon definitions. If you want to continue your "argument" you may want to shore up some of the semantics in your choice of words. 

36 minutes ago, pigseye said:

To quote Michael Soussan of the UN 'truth isn't fact, it's consensus'. 


 

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Scientific consensus is the collective judgment, position, and opinion of the community of scientists in a particular field of study. Consensus implies general agreement, though not necessarily unanimity.


 

Once you can understand that scientific consensus is not unanimity- you will understand evidence based research better. 

 

"Scientific literacy is an intellectual vaccine against the claims of charlatans who would exploit ignorance."

-Neil deGrasse Tyson.

 

 

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1 hour ago, wanna-b-fanboy said:

Why would I do that? Going by your post history, it would differ vastly from most agreed upon definitions. If you want to continue your "argument" you may want to shore up some of the semantics in your choice of words. 


 

Once you can understand that scientific consensus is not unanimity- you will understand evidence based research better. 

 

"Scientific literacy is an intellectual vaccine against the claims of charlatans who would exploit ignorance."

-Neil deGrasse Tyson.

 

 

close but you forgot the most important parts

Scientific Consensus does NOT mean that:

  • the position is definitive: the consensus can evolve with the results from further research and contrary opinions.

Therefore, Scientific Consensus is NOT a synonym of "Certain Truth".

Why are contrary opinions being shouted down when the very definition of consensus states that they are necessary for the science to evolve?

 

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58 minutes ago, pigseye said:

Why are contrary opinions being shouted down when the very definition of consensus states that they are necessary for the science to evolve?

I don't think you are cherry picking data points to evolve science- please stop, you are being disingenuous. 

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