Why the science doesn’t seem to matter much

Anthony Watts says Cancun COP16 attendees fall for the old “dihydrogen monoxide” petition as well as signing up to cripple the U.S. Economy

This year, CFACT students created two mock-petitions to test U.N. Delegates. The first asked participants to help destabilize the United States economy, the second to ban water. … Perhaps together, the footage associated with these two projects will illustrate to mainstream America the radical lengths many current U.N. delegates are willing to go to carry out an agenda no more ethical, plausible or practical than the banning water.

The entry includes a classic Penn and Teller video from 2006 illustrating the gullibility about nasty chemicals. The DHMO, a.k.a. water, satire goes back a ways as a geek prank.

What the CFACT experiment shows is that the anti-America bias, or even hate, is well correlated to a group think towards banning evil sounding chemicals and that reason and integrity do not place in decision making. That should be a worry.

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