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Old 02-09-2015, 08:46 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Could this be a Unicorn Corral Sticky perhaps???

The last paragraphs are the pithy bits for me.

"Real science is open to the bright lights of analysis and criticism. It doesnít try to hide anything, so one must take the time to dig for the actual information. Read any global warming denialist news piece, and it will base itís information on opinion pieces or a letter written by a few NASA engineers claiming global warming doesnít exist. And the denialist news article will never refer to peer-reviewed articles in respected science journals."

"Well written scientific journalism should always point you to the essential research. Bad journalism makes you work to find the actual science, but if you persevere you will find the necessary information to make an informed and critical analysis."


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Old 03-29-2015, 06:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Read any global warming denialist news piece, and it will base itís information on opinion pieces... And the denialist news article will never refer to peer-reviewed articles in respected science journals.
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Bad journalism makes you work to find the actual science..."
It's important to distinguish denial and skepticism. Here's the best example I can think of, of good reporting; at suspicious0bservers.org:

https://youtu.be/4Ew05sRDAcU

90 citations in the video and another 124 in the links.
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Michael Crichton wrote a nice essay about it:
State of Fear - Why Politicized Science is Dangerous

We have a tendency to politicize science and that disrupts the skepticism inherent in the scientific method. When we do this, it's hard to come to accurate conclusions.

The original article has many good points. It's too bad he doesn't follow them himself.

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