Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot,
by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse.
" -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Reality Will Never Intrude on the Deniers' Views

There is yet again another study which shows that polar ice is melting at an accelerating rate.

Phil Plait seems to think that the global warming deniers will eventually come to grips with reality. I am not so optimistic. In a country were something like 46% of the population reject the theory of evolution in favor of the "majickal sky-fucker" belief and where a similar number reject geological evidence in favor of the "presto-chango, now there is Earth" belief, it doesn't matter how many scientific studies are done and how much data is presented. They will never be convinced. For they are immune to evidence.

And yet, the same people who deny the reality of evolution will then condemn the Taliban for burning down schools and condemn the Saudis for their extremely misogynistic society. And they will never entertain the thought that there is not very much difference between all of them.

You simply cannot fix stupidity that is driven by religion.


LRod said...

Heh, eh: "majickal sky-fucker"

The one I use, which is very common at the political blog I frequent, is Flying Spaghetti Monster. Same initials, different order.

It took me quite a while to figure out (and consistently remember) what FSM stood for when I saw it in a post. Surprisingly, context isn't always a good trigger.

ZJX, ORD, ZAU retired

Bustednuckles said...

Willfully ignorant and damn proud of it too.

Old NFO said...

Nope it won't, as long as there is MONEY to be made, they'll deny forever!!!

Eck! said...

there is only one thing and that is understanding and denial is not that.

The planetary weather is a energy driven system you put in heat energy and
things happen add more energy and it gets more, well, energetic. there is little mystery in that save for the amounts of energy are huge and the deltas are currently small over a fairly small period of time. But, even a small chage int he total energy needed to melt that ice is a lot of heat be it from greenhouse gasses or just waste heat from power generation.

Deny they will but at some point when their back is to the wall they will have
to accept it was all true and too damn late.


Charles Pergiel said...

I'm still looking for a good, clear explanation. I think I must have missed the original explanation because all I've heard is arguments about how it's true or it isn't.