Posted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 8:17 pm Post subject: 97% of Scientists Support Global Warming...
was the claim that I was told on the farnwide blog. And I was also told to go do my homework. So, here I am.
First off that claim sounds pretty selective to me. Can anyone provide me with a the link to the group of 1000's of scientists that signed against the AGW issue. I figure that this is a moot point. But I would like to through that out there to him. Any other points would be of great help.
The thing is, such a claim is not a provable statement without a definition of 'scientists'. They're making the claim, and it's up to them to provide the proof.
It's like claiming that 80% of politicians are corrupt - it might have the ring of truth to someone who agrees with the sentiment, but if someone were to dispute this I would have to back it up, explaining how I define politicians and corruption.
The 'concensus' argument has always suffered from this problem. You could teach a university course on logical fallacies with just the concensus argument.
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