If there is any doubt that we might be affecting the climate more than the
natural progression from snowball earth to hothouse earth, you would stop
digging the hole deeper than it would otherwise be.
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"The Natural Philosopher" <t...@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
> Snow asserted that many literate people do not understand science, or the
> scientific method. Yet they are offended when their ignorance is
> demonstrated. Lindzen concludes:
> "What C.P. Snow failed to note, I think, is that the group he describes is
> actually aware of their scientific ignorance, and this leaves them very
> insecure. This accounts for their need for simple narratives, however
> wrong. It allows them to believe that they actually do 'understand' the
> science, and, as we see, they become arrogantly proud of their alleged
> accomplishment. Of course, they forget that their ignorance extends to
> understanding what science actually is. They forget that the opposite of
> Science is 'The Science'. The situation is compounded when one comes to
> climate where most scientists are also ignorant, but where their support
> for the narrative comforts the non-scientists. On top of all this, I
> suspect that in a long period of wellbeing, this elite feels the need to
> show that they too have met challenges - even if the challenges are purely
> they are proclaiming - especially when they buy mansions on the coast.