Revealing the reality of antagonism

Scientific American reveals its true color, as do many media, in the headlines they choose. A recent story about the correlation of the sun’s behavior and climate is titled No Sunshine for Global Warming Skeptics

The title tells you what the editors think is important, and it tells you about their presumptions. In this case, global warming from human factors is the given for them. Therefore the report of research is taken as a means to attack the skeptics, not as a means to support a thesis. The value is on the attack and not the defense. It is not on understanding the finding and what it means and its limitations but rather using it to go after the heretics. That is worth thinking about.

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