Calls Anyone Pointing Out Absurdity Same As Pedophile! Uses Discredited Psychologist As Resource!
This would be incredibly funny if it wasn’t so pathetic.
Australian ABC’s Robyn Williams decided to equivocate asbestos and crack smoke to carbon dioxide. Anyone challenging the notion CO2 isn’t as bad as such things, he labeled the equivalent to a pedophile. Here’s what the moron stated….
“What if I told you pedophilia is good for children, or that asbestos is an excellent inhalant for those with asthmatics, or that smoking crack is a normal part and a healthy one of teenage life, to be encouraged? You’d rightly find it outrageous, but there have been similar statements coming out of inexpert mouths, distorting the science.”
Of course, no skeptic ever uttered such nonsense. It is simply a projection and qualifier for his next statement…….
“These distortions of science are far from trivial, our neglect of what may be clear and urgent problems could be catastrophic and now a professor of psychology at UWA has shown what he says is the basis of this unrelenting debauchery of the facts…”
This is an odd statement all by itself. Look at the structure of this sentence and the qualifier used. The word “may”. For those challenged in the English language, as Mr. Williams appears to be, in this context the word “may” means
- indicates possibility: indicates that something is possibly true
- indicates that something could happen: indicates that something could have happened, or could happen in the future
Could, or possibly, or maybe? This indicates uncertainty. How can “could happen” be clear and urgent? If it is clear and urgent, then there really isn’t uncertainty.
What’s funny about this is that after decades of the lunatics crying “the end is nigh“, we see that nothing unusual is happening with our weather. None of their dire prognostications have come to fruition. And, when they don’t, they always push back the clock and invent different/same prognostications. What’s fascinating about all of this is how they cling to their dark fantasies. Good heavens! Even Harold Camping demonstrates and ability to learn beyond Williams and team.
Even more fascinating is the inclusion of conspiracy theorist Stephan Lewandowsky in order to buttress his climate nutjobbery claims. Lewdy, as we all recall, asserted that truthers were free market capitalists or something. He wrote a paper in this regard, but it was utterly destroyed by Steve McIntyre. Simply go here, and work your way through the posts. To date, I don’t believe his paper has been accepted for publishing, but, I would find it funny if it were.
What is interesting to note, is that neither Williams nor Lewdy offer any of the arguments which skeptics supposedly lie about. Nor do they offer any “experts”. Lewdy has been academia his entire life. He’s never done anything other than think very strange thoughts. Williams is a journalist. And a poor one at that. He simply spews inanities without so much as offering any evidence to back up what he spews.
So there you have it. A fellow equivocates crack smoke and asbestos with CO2 and a conspiracy nutter have got together and decided rational people are lying. And, Australia gave them air time. How nice.