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    Angelo's just slinging shit. His arguments contradict each other so much that there's no possible way he can agree with all of them.

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    Like i said. A cult like following like no other! Makes Scientology and Mormonism look like harmless fun.

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    You can't get your story straight on any detail. Each fake expert you vomit up tells a different story than the one before. Clearly you don't care if they're right, so long as they're on your side of the culture war.

    You've truly lost your way when you're calling the scientific establishment a cult.

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    I propose a new law of online debate, Bilby's Law, which states:

    The use of a video or cartoon in support of a scientific point is a clear indication that the person providing that medium has insufficient understanding of the topic to usefully participate in the debate.

    Seriously, I am increasingly convinced that the most direct measure of a person's intelligence online is to be found by study of the ratio of written arguments to video, meme, and cartoon postings. A video is an excellent way to make an argument (that could be expressed in a handful of sentences) take several minutes - perhaps even an hour or more - to convey. The information density of such media is incredibly low; While the depth of knowledge conveyed is almost always practically zero.

    Presenting video evidence in a debate is a strong indication that the person doing so has only the most superficial understanding, as any person with a deep grasp of a topic will invariably choose to convey their knowledge through text (with perhaps an occasional well designed graph) - if only because this is the only way to disseminate large volumes of information in a reasonable amount of time.

    Using a thirty minute YouTube clip to present a single concept to your audience is a massive waste of their time - and therefore a clear indication that your own knowledge extends almost nowhere beyond that single concept.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bilby View Post
    I propose a new law of online debate, Bilby's Law, which states:

    The use of a video or cartoon in support of a scientific point is a clear indication that the person providing that medium has insufficient understanding of the topic to usefully participate in the debate.
    I already came up with Higgins Postulate indicating that the value of a position is inversely proportional as to whether a YouTube Video was used to defend it.

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    There is an old saying about communicating. If you are speaking to people knowing nothing about what you are saying speak like they are 3rd graders.

    To reach the people that need to be reached on climate change animations cooed be effective. Visual can bypasses thought processes It is the basis of advertising.

    Logic debate will always fail. What is needed is a regular advertising campaign.

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    Quote Originally Posted by angelo View Post
    Here's the best argument yet of why GW/CC/CD is nothing more than a latter day cult, or the biggest hoax since xtianity's or even worse, Islam's founding all those years years ago.


    Epic fail on your part--this is explaining why the greenhouse effect is real!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bilby View Post
    I propose a new law of online debate, Bilby's Law, which states:

    The use of a video or cartoon in support of a scientific point is a clear indication that the person providing that medium has insufficient understanding of the topic to usefully participate in the debate.

    Seriously, I am increasingly convinced that the most direct measure of a person's intelligence online is to be found by study of the ratio of written arguments to video, meme, and cartoon postings. A video is an excellent way to make an argument (that could be expressed in a handful of sentences) take several minutes - perhaps even an hour or more - to convey. The information density of such media is incredibly low; While the depth of knowledge conveyed is almost always practically zero.

    Presenting video evidence in a debate is a strong indication that the person doing so has only the most superficial understanding, as any person with a deep grasp of a topic will invariably choose to convey their knowledge through text (with perhaps an occasional well designed graph) - if only because this is the only way to disseminate large volumes of information in a reasonable amount of time.

    Using a thirty minute YouTube clip to present a single concept to your audience is a massive waste of their time - and therefore a clear indication that your own knowledge extends almost nowhere beyond that single concept.
    A video of a person speaking I will agree with you on. Sometimes videos are useful to convey graphical information, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loren Pechtel View Post

    A video of a person speaking I will agree with you on. Sometimes videos are useful to convey graphical information, though.
    NOPE


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    Quote Originally Posted by bigfield View Post
    You can't get your story straight on any detail. Each fake expert you vomit up tells a different story than the one before. Clearly you don't care if they're right, so long as they're on your side of the culture war.

    You've truly lost your way when you're calling the scientific establishment a cult.
    What's that do to the claimed 97% consensus ?

    This video uncovers the in-depth story behind the climate fraud.


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