I’ve noticed several climate sceptic blogs have linked to WtD in the mistaken belief that a) I’m somehow part of the “conspiracy” and that b) I was involved in the survey for the Lewandowsky et.al study
Guys – we’re just getting silly now…
The paper is about how climate sceptics have a tendency to engage in conspiracy making. To date there has been a great deal of conspiracy theorizing. If confirmation of the “NASA faked the moon landing…” was needed well… its like watching conspiracy ideation in real time.
I’ve done a quick scan of the sceptic blogs, and would recommend people read this post on Stephan Lewandowsky’s site :
The public response to my forthcoming paper in Psychological Science, entitled “NASA faked the moon landing—Therefore (Climate) Science is a Hoax: An Anatomy of the Motivated Rejection of Science,” has provided a perfect real-life illustration of the very cognitive processes at the center of my research.
In fact, the cascading eruption of allegations and theories about the paper and myself have illustrated the impoverished epistemology of climate denial better than any mountain of data could have done.
It is helpful to analyze some of the theories that have sprung up in response to my paper….
The paper is about how climate sceptics have a tendency to engage in conspiracy making.
We see conspiracy making.
I blog on climate change because of the importance of the issue.
And for my own amusement.
I am all kinds of amused.