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Living in denial: When a sceptic isn't a sceptic - by Michael Shermer

WHAT is the difference between a sceptic and a denier? When I call myself a sceptic, I mean that I take a scientific approach to the evaluation of claims. A climate sceptic, for example, examines specific claims one by one, carefully considers the evidence for each, and is willing to follow the facts wherever they lead.


A climate denier has a position staked out in advance, and sorts through the data employing "confirmation bias" - the tendency to…
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Added by Leo Lauria on May 14, 2010 at 3:53pm — 1 Comment

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