Tuesday 17 October 2006

There is a good reason.

I and others argued for bloody ages here about scientific consensus, but none of us managed to make this beautifully succinct point:

The consensus convinces because there is no good reason to suppose that so many eminent scientists are lying or deceiving themselves when they say climate change is happening. But if you give me cause to believe that departure from the consensus gets a person ostracised, then there is a good reason.

Thank you, Natalie.

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