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Which is more common here: (a) pro-science posts containing alarmism, (b) anti-science posts containing deliberate deception about science?

Which is more common here: (a) pro-science posts containing alarmism, (b) anti-science posts containing deliberate deception about science? Topic: Problem solving questions in science
July 21, 2019 / By Darnell
Question: Note, I am asking -in part (b) of this question- about posts on YA, Global Warming containing deception about CLIMATE SCIENCE, NOT the deception that pro-scientific consensus = (identical to) "alarmism."
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Breda Breda | 6 days ago
The only reason it's not 100%, blindingly clear what the answer is is that I'm not 100% sure how *deliberate* most of the denialist deceptions about science are. At least some of them genuinely believe the BS they spew, which suggests they are just wrong, not being deliberately deceptive. But, yeah. Most of the pro-science posts are talking in calm, measured terms (eg "this is a problem we need to solve"), while a lot of the anti-science posts contain no significant relationship to reality.
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Alex Alex
Pro-science posts contain the facts and if they are alarmist, so are Material Safety Data Sheets. But the anti-science posts are full of claims that we will lose our freedoms or even our lives.
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Tucson Tucson
Clearly the alarmists ARE the deniers. People that are pro-science tend to talk about things rationally, while those that aren't are always trotting out tabloid and blog headlines about some obscure, conjectured effect of climate change, or else telling us that fighting it will ruin the economy and turn the world into a giant communist state.
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Rich Rich
Good point, Chem. I note 'b" prevails, but many such deniers may be just uninformed dups of the Koch/fossil fuel propagandists.
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Menahem Menahem
pegminer is spot on - people who base their every opinion on a belief in imaginary government-and profession-specific, political, and religious conspiracies all dedicated to the destruction of an equally imaginary theo-capitalism are the alarmists.
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Menahem Originally Answered: What is the diff between: social science, humanities, and science perspective?
Humanities are Social Science without using the Scientific Method or applying itself to the behavior of non-human animals. Social Science is Science, but it is applied to the behavior of humans, even though it can, on rare occassions, also apply to other animals. In many ways Social Science cannot be fully accounted for because of the many variables. Science is the study of nature through the Scientific Method. Everything is much more specific and goal oriented. I hope this helps.

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