Thursday, July 02, 2009

 

But What If I'm Right?

The convenience of a doomsday prediction.

The fact that I've heard this more often lately in global warmongering arguments suggests that public opinion is swinging in favor of sanity. The last line of defense is to suggest that if 'the scientists' are wrong it will only cost us money but if they are right and we do not act then the doomsday scenario will occur.

I've heard a concession that they might not be right but it is just not worth the risk. I think that the risk assessment is being reevaluated more and more and the result is that the key factor, the 'settled science', is being considered less reliable as time goes on.

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