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Today in Settled Science

31st October 2011

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Remember the U.S. government report report five years ago that polar bears were drowning? Kassie Siegel, director of the U.S.-based Center for Biological Diversity, cited the report in her call to place the polar bear on the endangered species list.  Never mind that we now have 5 times as many polar bears today than we did 50 years ago. We must take action immediately. Based on one report. Because that’s how science works. One report is all it takes to leap to a conclusion that may cost society billions.

I still have yet to see any explanation of how ‘scientists’ can measure the temperature of the entire globe to the precision of 1/10 of a degree Celcius, much less any explanation of how that measurement escapes the Aggregation Fallacy.


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