Archive: March 2017

A Quora response

A recent Quora post of mine answering a question: Why don’t we call people who don’t believe in climate change ‘deniers’ instead of ‘skeptics’?   For one reason and one reason only: it is a passive-aggressive ad hominem attack on any one holding that position meant to denigrate the holder of that viewpoint by cleverly […]

March 24 / 2017
Author Greg Morin
Category Climate Change, Quora
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Vain Pursuits

It is a curious artifact of American politics that the showcasing of a soldier’s widow (as Trump did during his recent address of a joint session of Congress) has the opposite effect one might imagine. If little Johnny were brought before the class by his teacher to show them how he lost a finger playing with firecrackers, one might expect that frightful outcome would instill in the other children a sense that perhaps holding a lit firecracker in your hand is perhaps not a good idea. We would not expect the children to feel emboldened to engage in the same activity.

March 09 / 2017
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