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#1  Postby Aca » Apr 22, 2015 2:38 pm

at University of Queensland

Making Sense of Climate Science Denial

Climate change is real, so why the controversy and debate? Learn to make sense of the science and to respond to climate change denial.


more details here https://www.edx.org/course/making-sense ... enial101x#!

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Re: Free Uni course on Climate science denial

#2  Postby Ihavenofingerprints » Apr 22, 2015 3:09 pm

Someone should pay me thousands of dollars to run a course on heliocentrism denial.

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#3  Postby Keep It Real » Apr 22, 2015 3:13 pm

I'd like to see a course on atheism denial. That would be the bomb.
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Re: Free Uni course on Climate science denial

#4  Postby Ihavenofingerprints » Apr 22, 2015 3:22 pm

Keep It Real wrote:I'd like to see a course on atheism denial. That would be the bomb.


You probably could make a course out of it, but really, how many weeks can you stretch out the simple concept that "most people are scared of death"?
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#5  Postby tuco » Apr 22, 2015 10:29 pm

Indefinitely, like here.
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Re: Free Uni course on Climate science denial

#6  Postby Matt_B » Apr 22, 2015 11:05 pm

It has to be said that this is a welcome development as climate science denial is rapidly becoming one of Australia's major industries. Queensland politics in particular is riddled with it.

Anyway, for those without the time, my basic course in combating client science denial is as follows:

1. Pull their head out of the sand.
2. Agree with everything they say.
3. When they finally contradict themselves, point it out.
4. Rinse, repeat until done.

Oh, and don't tell anyone you've actually done any scientific research or published papers. That'll just mark you out as being a nutjob to them. ;)
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Re: Free Uni course on Climate science denial

#7  Postby Sendraks » Apr 23, 2015 8:43 am

Aca wrote:at University of Queensland

Making Sense of Climate Science Denial

Climate change is real, so why the controversy and debate? Learn to make sense of the science and to respond to climate change denial.


more details here https://www.edx.org/course/making-sense ... enial101x#!

Guardian article

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/ ... ate-denial


We already have our online course running here. Dr Jerome Da Gnome is running a master class series in climate change denial.
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Re: Free Uni course on Climate science denial

#8  Postby SpeedOfSound » Mar 15, 2017 7:29 pm

Who the hell is Ed Hoskins? Where does he work?
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Re: Free Uni course on Climate science denial

#9  Postby crank » Mar 16, 2017 6:40 am

Matt_B wrote:It has to be said that this is a welcome development as climate science denial is rapidly becoming one of Australia's major industries. Queensland politics in particular is riddled with it.

Anyway, for those without the time, my basic course in combating client science denial is as follows:

1. Pull their head out of the sand.
2. Agree with everything they say.
3. When they finally contradict themselves, point it out.
4. Rinse, repeat until done.

Oh, and don't tell anyone you've actually done any scientific research or published papers. That'll just mark you out as being a nutjob to them. ;)

There is a much shorter version, extremely effective at ridding anyone of climate denial:
1. Pull their head off.

Done. No worries about backsliding. Plastic sheeting is a big help.
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Re: Free Uni course on Climate science denial

#10  Postby SpeedOfSound » Mar 16, 2017 10:50 am

crank wrote:
Matt_B wrote:It has to be said that this is a welcome development as climate science denial is rapidly becoming one of Australia's major industries. Queensland politics in particular is riddled with it.

Anyway, for those without the time, my basic course in combating client science denial is as follows:

1. Pull their head out of the sand.
2. Agree with everything they say.
3. When they finally contradict themselves, point it out.
4. Rinse, repeat until done.

Oh, and don't tell anyone you've actually done any scientific research or published papers. That'll just mark you out as being a nutjob to them. ;)

There is a much shorter version, extremely effective at ridding anyone of climate denial:
1. Pull their head off.

Done. No worries about backsliding. Plastic sheeting is a big help.


I really do not understand this attitude. We have an education problem here. Two pronged. How to reason and then the climate. Telling my Trumper friends that they are idiots doesn't seem to work. They just vote more vigorously.
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Re: Free Uni course on Climate science denial

#11  Postby SpeedOfSound » Mar 16, 2017 10:51 am

Can someone direct me to the main thread on this where I can ask who the fuck is this Ed Hoskins?
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Re: Free Uni course on Climate science denial

#12  Postby Animavore » Mar 16, 2017 7:14 pm

A most evolved electron.
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Re: Free Uni course on Climate science denial

#13  Postby CdesignProponentsist » Mar 16, 2017 8:15 pm

Queensland? Is that in Texas?

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Re: Free Uni course on Climate science denial

#14  Postby SpeedOfSound » Mar 16, 2017 9:33 pm

I signed up for that course. I am having a discussion with a Trumper on facebook. I'm doing it for the same reason I have exchanges with Little Idiot. It's fascinating to find out how people think about reality. But this Ed Hoskins guy keeps coming up like a strep infection.
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