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Dilbert 1, Yale 0

Discussion in 'Issues Around the World' started by SixofNine, Jun 1, 2017.

  1. SixofNine

    SixofNine Jedi Sage Staff Member

    So Scott Adams wrote a Dilbert cartoon poking fun at climate change scientists:

    dilbert climate change.jpg

    And a communications group at Yale put out a video that purports to refute the comic. However, in doing so, they wound proving the points made in the comic strip. This article analyzes the video in detail.

    To sum up by quoting from the end of the article:

    So how did the video do refuting Scott Adams’ cartoon?
    • He joked that scientists warning of catastrophe invoke the authority of observational data when they are really making claims based on models. Check.
    • He joked that they ignore on a post hoc basis the models that don’t look right to them. Check.
    • He joked that their views presuppose the validity of models that reasonable people could doubt. Check.
    • And he joked that to question any of this will lead to derision and the accusation of being a science denier. Check.
    In other words, the Yale video sought to rebut Adams’ cartoon and ended up being a documentary version of it.
    dsl987 likes this.
  2. Biker

    Biker Administrator Staff Member

    Yet, climate evangelists world wide will cite those studies and models as fact. **sigh**

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