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Old 12-05-2012, 05:59 AM   #407  
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Originally Posted by N2264J View Post
Doesn't matter. It's uplifting to see that people's minds are changing. 70% by some accounts (up from the 50s percentile just two years ago) now believe climate destabilization is real. As it turns out, cataclysmic droughts, fire seasons, hurricanes and floods are so much more compelling than mere "sciency science." We're having once-in-a-century weather events every few years now.

Skeptics can be persuaded by facts. Cranks can not. The flat earthers who post here are cranks. They're embrace of the anti-intellectual dogma of the fossil fuel industry
will ultimately have the affect of marginalizing their voices to the "bitter but irrelevant" column.

Pilots in the 21st century who dismiss the overwhelming scientific evidence is an appalling spectacle.

“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”

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