Posted: Nov 05, 2015 1:51 pm
by Cito di Pense
The spectre of 'denialism' is just a staple of a certain kind of discourse about topics that cannot be resolved, and within which on both sides of an issue are true believers who swear up and down they're making a rational inquiry. If they were rational, they'd understand the issue could not be resolved, so they must have some other reason for getting so worked-up about it.

Amazingly, people who understand global warming (or at least large scale climate change) is happening still resort to using this sort of language in response to people who don't understand the facts. This is a different problem, because some problems that can be resolved are too complicated for some people to resolve.

The bottom line is that people who have specific interests in the resolution of some questions should state what those interests are.