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Eugenie Scott at TAM 2011 - Denialism of Climate Change and Evolution - Comments

Roedy's Avatar Comment 1 by Roedy

The Koch brothers have spend millions spreading FUD, about climate change, dragging along foolish Christians like calves with rings in their noses. Their motive is not religious, but financial. They are heavily invested in dirty fossil fuels like Canada's tar sands. They are old. They don't care what happens to earth a decade or so off because they will be dead.

Wed, 30 May 2012 13:52:31 UTC | #944497

rod-the-farmer's Avatar Comment 2 by rod-the-farmer

Great addition to their mission !

Wed, 30 May 2012 14:14:32 UTC | #944504

Peter Grant's Avatar Comment 3 by Peter Grant

Eugenie Scott "Deja Vu All Over Again: Denialism of Climate Change and Evolution." http://youtube.com/watch?v=LuBfns5CcaY

The Steve Song:

http://www.ncse.com/files/pub/action/stevesong.wma

:D

Wed, 30 May 2012 19:25:58 UTC | #944587

ecopsy's Avatar Comment 4 by ecopsy

We need more research on the psychology of climate change, and the complex emotional dynamics, anxieties, defences (including denial but also more subtle effects) and group dynamics we are currently caught in. See the new book: Psychoanalysis and Ecology at the Edge of Chaos: Complexity Theory, Deleuze|Guattari and Psychoanalysis for a Climate in Crisis: http://www.amazon.com/Psychoanalysis-Ecology-Edge-Chaos-Complexity/dp/0415666120/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1338417066&sr=8-1

Wed, 30 May 2012 22:37:20 UTC | #944645

Dr. monster's Avatar Comment 5 by Dr. monster

i've noticed that our answer to: are evolution and religion compatable? is dependant upon who we are talking to. If we are talking to other atheists, then evolution and religion are incompatible. If we are talking to believers then we tell them their views are compatible with evolution.

this is a bit of a double standard

Thu, 31 May 2012 19:49:14 UTC | #944822

Alan4discussion's Avatar Comment 6 by Alan4discussion

Comment 5 by Dr. monster

i've noticed that our answer to: are evolution and religion compatable? is dependant upon who we are talking to. If we are talking to other atheists, then evolution and religion are incompatible.

Which is so for most religions.

If we are talking to believers then we tell them ... ... ... ..

(I would not do this, although I would applaud their acceptance of scientific reality.)

.. .. . .. ....their views are compatible with evolution.

Only if they are involved in cognitive dissonance, unless they are doing a semantic shuffle with "theistic evolution"! -
Theistic evolution is not a scientific theory, but a particular view about how the science of evolution relates to religious belief and interpretation. - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theistic_evolution

this is a bit of a double standard

Do you have an example of someone doing this?

Sat, 02 Jun 2012 19:18:11 UTC | #945217