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SCIENCE DENIALISM

Posted on: October 23, 2021

Science is always a work in progress. Challenging the current state of the orthodoxy in any field of science is an essential part of the process that leads to understanding. However, in climate science this essential dynamic of the advance of science is viewed by climate science as anti-science or science denial.

What climate science calls denial is actually how science works and how scientific knowledge advances. If the climate science position that questioning orthodoxy is evil science denial that must not be allowed and must not be acknowledged becomes how science will work in the future, then tragically 400 years of scientific advance may be coming to an end.

A history of FLICC: the 5 techniques of science denial - Cranky Uncle
Denialism: How Irrational Thinking Hinders Scientific Progress, Harms the  Planet, and Threatens Our Lives: Amazon.com: Books

RELATED POSTS ON THE CLIMATE SCIENCE POSITION THAT CHALLENGING THE ORTHODOXY OF THEIR CONSENSUS SCIENCE IS AN EVIL AND THEREFORE FUNDED BY THE FOSSIL FUEL INDUSTRY

Stop treating science denial like a disease | Daniel Sarewitz | The Guardian

RELATED POST#1: CLIMATE DENIALISM IS A WELL FUNDED ANTI SCIENCE INDUSTRY:

LINK: https://tambonthongchai.com/2018/06/22/climate-change-denial-research/

RELATED POST#2: DARK MONEY IS FUNDING THE CLIMATE DENIAL INDUSTRY

LINK: https://tambonthongchai.com/2019/10/21/denialfunding/

RELATED POST#3: TO QUESTION ANY ASPECT OF THE SCIENCE OF CLIMATE CHANGE IS CLIMATE DENIAL

LINK: https://tambonthongchai.com/2020/02/23/climate-denialism-busted/

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RELATED POST#4: THE PSYCHOLOGY OF CLIMATE DENIAL

LINK: https://tambonthongchai.com/2020/04/20/the-psychology-of-climate-denial/

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RELATED POST#5: THE COVID PANDEMIC WILL KILL CLIMATE DENIALISM

LINK: https://tambonthongchai.com/2020/08/05/a-covid-sales-strategy-for-the-climate/

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RELATED POST#6: A HISTORY OF SCIENCE DENIAL

LINK: https://tambonthongchai.com/2020/12/10/science-denial/

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RELATED POST#7: CLIMATE DENIALISM BUSTED

LINK: https://tambonthongchai.com/2021/09/22/33009/

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RELATED POST#8: DARK MONEY FUNDS CLIMATE DENIAL

LINK: https://tambonthongchai.com/2021/09/28/dark-money-funds-climate-denial/

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RELATED POST#9: THE CLIMATE MOVEMENT HAS BECOME A RELIGION

LINK: https://tambonthongchai.com/2021/10/11/anthropogenic-global-warming-in-a-post-modern-world/

RELATED POST#10: FEAR BASED ACTIVISM FOR CLIMATE ACTION

LINK: https://tambonthongchai.com/2020/02/29/climate-activism/

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RELATED POST#11: THE USE OF FEAR APPEAL IN CLIMATE SCIENCE

LINK: https://tambonthongchai.com/2021/07/22/fear-appeal-in-climate-change/

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RELATED POST#12: ELITE CONSENSUS POLITICS

LINK: https://tambonthongchai.com/2021/03/07/how-the-elite-subvert-democracy/

The new age of climate denial, explained | Popular Science

SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS

ELITE CONSENSUS POLITICS AND FEAR APPEAL ACTIVISM ARE DISCUSSED IN RELATED POSTS LINKED ABOVE. THESE TOOLS OF PUBLIC COMMUNICATION ARE TOOLS OF ACTIVISM AND THE SUCCESS OF SUCH ACTIVISM CAN BE ENHANCED WITH AN APPEAL TO SCIENCE FOR CREDIBILITY.

IN FACT, WHAT WE FIND IN THE LITERATURE IS THAT THE NEED FOR THE APPEAL TO SCIENCE FOR CREDIBILITY IS FOUND ONLY IN THESE CASES WHERE THE ESSENCE OF THE ISSUE IS ACTIVISM AND WHERE THE ACTIVISM IS RATIONALIZED WITH THE THE APPEAL TO SCIENCE BUT THE SCIENCE IS UNABLE TO RESPOND TO CRITICAL REVIEW.

SUCH REVIEW MUST THEREFORE BE BLOCKED WITH

(#1) AN EXTREME DANGER OF THE CONSEQUENCES WHEN THE ACTIVISM DEMANDS ARE NOT MET AND

(#2) THE VILLIFICATION OF CRITICAL REVIEW AS A FORM OF SCIENCE DENIAL WITH EVIL INTENT FUNDED BY DARK MONEY.

(#3): IN THESE SCENARIOS, AS IN CLIMATE CHANGE, THERE IS ALWAYS A ROLE FOR ELITE CONSENSUS POLITICS WHERE THE POLITICAL POWER OF THE ELITE AND THE FEAR APPEAL OF THE PROPOSED SCIENCE ARE USED TO GAIN DICTATORIAL POWER THAT SUBVERTS NOT ONLY RATIONAL THOUGHT AND THE SCIENTIFIC METHOD, BUT ALSO DEMOCRACY AND HUMAN RIGHTS.

FEAR APPEAL AND ELITE CONSENSUS POLITICS TOGETHER CREATE A DICTATORSHP OF THE INVISIBLE ELITE. IN THE MODERN ERA BOTH THE CLIMATE CHANGE ISSUE AND THE COVID PANDEMIC ISSUE SERVE AS EXAMPLES.

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  • budbromley: https://budbromley.blog/2022/09/24/that-would-be-the-road-to-hell/
  • budbromley: Could be a good article for the Babylon Bee. Just left out the 97% joke and hockey stick. Instead, I see a ground swell of resistance, more deniers,
  • chaamjamal: IF THE SCIENCE IS GOOD SELL THE SCIENCE WITH THE STRENGTH OF THE SCIENCE IF THE SCIENCE IS BAD, SELL THE SCIENCE BY DENIGRATING ITS CRITICS.
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