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Mankind seems to have an innate need for something beyond... a greater power... a greater cause.
It would seem that global warming has become mankind's newest religion. "Converts" are everywhere; "green" is the color of its flag; "CO2" its devil; the automobile is the carrier of mankind's demise.
When someone points out a few weaknesses in the thinking of these new religious adherents, the response is:
That's it. The whole rebuttal. I am an infidel. Reason and knowledge are not necessary any longer. The new religion has been accepted and unbelievers can simply be dismissed. The Crusade is going forward. Let the choir resound... "Onward Climate Soldiers, marching as to war...."
Bruce Hall is mostly dead wrong of course.
"Reading:Apparently, the word "troll" is supposed to be another classic rebuttal. The fact within the links cited there are discussions with additional links to some pretty heavy-duty material is beyond this pseudo-economist (his blog is available through the link above).
Thank God for small miracles. Most trolls don't link back at all. This one at least leads me to a blogspot blog and cafehayek. It doesn't get more definitive than that.
Posted by: Bruce Webb | Dec 17, 2006 9:50:44 AM
I make no claim to being an economist nor an earth scientist. I use a wide variety of sources to defend my opinions in the most rational manner I can. That's a reasonable requirement for wide-ranging discussions such as this one.
For example, with regard to the reference to my posting on Solar Global Warming, Dr. Tim Patterson, whose work was cited and quoted in the post, wrote the following to me:
Hi Bruce. A very nice blog piece. Thank you very much. I gave a very well received seminar on my celestial driver work here at Queen's University in Belfast, Northern Ireland where I am visiting at present. Very well received -- which is something considering the general consensus on climate change among academics here in the UK.But those who have no credibility in the field of science write "mostly dead wrong" "troll"....
Religious fervor, however, provides no suitable forum for rational discussion.