You Can’t Fix Stupid

I’m sitting here listening to a conversation across the aisle from me between two guys: one’s a climate change denialist.

No matter what my colleague across the way says to him, the evidence he states, shows him on his PC (studies, etc.) seem to have any effect of the other guy.

Well, it’s been pretty interesting to listen to and it’s amazing how calm and temperate my colleague has been during this “debate”. So, while sitting here, I sent an email with the following quote:

“Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence” – Carl Sagan.

I heard a chuckle from my colleague. I guess he saw it.

Although a lot of people have questions about climate change, I do, I don’t deny that humans are affecting the climate of this planet in a dramatic way. This other guy does. He even said, and I’m going to paraphrase because I can’t recall his exact words, but it went something like this:

“There’s nothing humans can do to this planet to damage it. Nuclear bombs, pollution…the earth will repair itself.”

Maybe that’s true. In the meantime though, humans will be gone and we’ll never know.

2 thoughts on “You Can’t Fix Stupid

  1. Perhaps you’d like to a take a stab at correcting this post by the blogger known as Cephus (who happens to be a conservative atheist and skeptic like yourself): http://bitchspot.jadedragononline.com/2014/06/20/liberal-climate-change-boogie/

    This is not the first time he has offered up climate denialist arguments. I am myself in the process of writing a series of replies to attempt to straighten him out. But if you care to wade in, I think some rational, well-reasoned response from a fellow conservative skeptic such as yourself might have more impact than the evidence-based reply I am preparing. He has so little respect for liberals, that anything I say will be dismissed as foolishness because in his mind a liberal is incapable of rationality. We are only bags of emotion to him. I know, because he says so all the time.

    Anyway, I thought you might like to tackle his stupidity since you said you show no favorites when it comes to stupidity. At the very least, please read his post and let me know what you think. You can send your thoughts to me privately if you wish at my e-mail address, which I assume you have access to since I have to input it to post here.

    By the way, I read his blog regularly. Though I don’t share your politics, it is very refreshing to read the writings of a conservative such as yourself who exhibits intellectual integrity. Most of what Cephus writes has me doing facepalms, headbutts against the wall, and hair-pulling all at the same time. And not because he presents a conservative view.

    • I know Cephus. I will read what you suggest but may or may not write a response. There’s no love lost between us if you get my drift.

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