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The Great Climate Conspiracy Theory Conspiracy Theory

I’m currently reading “Conspiracy Theories and the People who Believe Them” edited by Professor Joseph Uscinski. There are thirty one chapters in the book, six of which appear to mention climate change conspiracy (I can’t be sure of the exact number until I’ve read the whole book.) Professor Lewandowsky has a chapter to himself, recounting the … Continue reading

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Lew Unblocked

Back when I was allowed to comment at the Conversation on their articles about Climate Change (and French and Italian politics, modern dance and veganism), their second- and third-most prolific authors were Stephan Lewandowsky and John Cook, with forty-odd articles apiece. Lew’s forty articles span April 2011 to August 2016, followed by a long “pause” … Continue reading

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Taking the Truth Pledge

[Thanks to Vinnie Burgoo for pointing out a stupid mistake. I wrongly attributed the Psychology Today article to Professor Lewandowsky. Corrected 29 September 2018] Barry Woods, in a series of comments at Paul’s article draws our attention to a Climate Change and Philosophy Colloquium at the Hobart and William Smith Colleges, a small, liberal arts … Continue reading