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How does one simply ignore evidence/data?

It's more a selective use of data. Or more often, a selective use of editorials about the data.

I can understand this with evolution for those who use the bible as their primary source of knowledge. Science for them must be intrepreted within the context of being consistent with biblical truth. So editing science to fit their version of the truth makes some sense, though it seems a bit dishonest to the rest of us.

That's why the anti-global warming bias is so puzzling. There is no biblical truth on this topic to fit science into, so why not be objective? If the only motivation is to stick it to the scientific establishment, it would have been nice if they had chosen an issue with less severe possible consequences. Like whether the Atkins diet really works or if ginseng is more effective than viagra.

But I still find it curious how resistant bdhinton and the other anti-warming folks are to the seemingly rational position of: "I don't know squat about global warming but we'd better do X, Y, and Z just in case those science pillheads are right."
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