JS-Kit/Echo comments for article at http://smallestminority.blogspot.com/2009/11/i-wonder-what-dr-richard-lindzen-thinks.html (9 comments)

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jsid-1259166544-616773  Sarah at Wed, 25 Nov 2009 16:29:04 +0000

We will continue to create and tell new stories about climate change and mobilize them in support of our projects. ... These myths transcend the scientific categories of 'true' and 'false'

Words fail.

jsid-1259166652-616774  Kevin Baker at Wed, 25 Nov 2009 16:30:52 +0000

Don't they, though?

jsid-1259178209-616785  ben at Wed, 25 Nov 2009 19:43:29 +0000

Lindzen is the real deal, probably one of the sharpest guys I've seen. A lot of so called skeptics and deniers aren't very good scientists and they often leave me disappointed.

jsid-1259186415-616793  LabRat at Wed, 25 Nov 2009 22:00:15 +0000

I consider a lot of the skeptics and deniers to be reaching the correct ultimate conclusion, but for a whole laundry list of completely wrong reasons.

One of the reasons the scientific community has so much contempt for the "denier" position is that they largely behave EXACTLY like a whole boatload of various flavors of pseduoscience loons, and in many cases are the same people. If it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck, etc.

jsid-1259188198-616802  Kevin Baker at Wed, 25 Nov 2009 22:29:58 +0000

But in this case . . . ?

jsid-1259188900-616805  Scott at Wed, 25 Nov 2009 22:41:40 +0000

Excellent. I just finished with all 6 parts. The best part was one of the last lines. "To be a skeptic is to allow that these guys have a case. They don't have a case".


jsid-1259223381-616839  ben at Thu, 26 Nov 2009 08:16:21 +0000

Lindzen is a real scientist. That's why I like him so much. There's a pretty good video of him on Youtube completely dismantling Bill Nye the Science Doofus. Ah, here it is:


Bill Nye is not a real scientist.

jsid-1259311786-616880  ben at Fri, 27 Nov 2009 08:49:46 +0000

Just a note for people who think Tenure is either not important, or bad. I think Lindzen would be in trouble for what he's saying, especially when he's taking on the President of MIT, were it not for his status as a tenured professor.

I think in this case, the good outweighs the bad. The way it's supposed to work, tenure is something you earn by showing that you are a strong researcher in your field etc. Once you have earned tenure, the idea is that you have proven yourself and should no longer be restricted in your research. They can throw you out for being nutty before hand, but after tenure, you can seem to be as nutty as you like. This way, if you have an ingenious idea that would come across nutty compared to common thought, you can still pursue the seemingly nutty ideas and so forth.

Or in Lindzen's case, you can pursue politically incorrect research and hold commensurate public opinions regarding the matter.

jsid-1259614447-616957  Russell at Mon, 30 Nov 2009 20:54:07 +0000

Part 4 was my favorite.

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