No wonder they haven’t got a clue where their missing heat has gone to. And no wonder they are foreign to the scientific method.
Here’s the strip:
Obviously, John Cook and friends are completely unaware of a few things about their own site:
- It’s built to reach out to climate newbies
- It’s where believers in (catastrophic) anthropogenic climate change go in desperate search of “evidence” to “support their position”
- It’s the one site sporting the belief “everyone is entitled” to read a single set of “facts” as determined by John Cook and friends
- It sports thousands of “facts”
It all looks like a heroic case of irony failure. Unless Doonesbury is so clever as to subtly indicate where the denial of science actually is…at Skeptical Science, of course.
You know things are going down the drain when an English Major interviews a Cartoonist to talk about psychology and the identification of scientific “myths”.
The level of absolute idiocy is reached of course when the owner of a website purportedly debunking 173 climate change “myths” and well-known for its unethical treatment of non-compliant commenters writes:
Debunks that offered three arguments, for example, are more successful in reducing the influence of misinformation, compared to debunks that offered twelve arguments which ended up reinforcing the myth.
Avoid dramatic language and derogatory comments that alienate people. Stick to the facts.
Who knows, John Cook might one day read his “Debunking Handbook” and ditch Skeptical Science completely.