08 Jul '11, 5pm

RealClimate Reveals Willie Soon’s “Scientific Sleight of Hand”

This is a list that Dr. Cynthia Boaz constructed on disinformation techniques. There are many sources for debunking rational/empirical arguments (at a surface level, although some are irrational arguments in disguise), so a guide for disinformation techniques seems warranted. I intend to use this guide for shortcut responses -- for instance, #4 is ad hominem so rather than bother refuting a fallacious and defamatory attack I'll save time and type #4. Most of the recent influx of denialist-trolls appear to be employing scripted or formulaic reactions to issues so the disinformation cheat sheet is just an easy way of addressing these denialbot-like responses. One final thought -- it occurs to me that I could and should add to this list but I'll save that for later. 1. Panic Mongering. This goes one step beyond simple fear mongering. With panic mongering, there is never a bre...

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