S&R reviewed eight related commentaries written by Tom Harris of the International Climate Science Coalition since mid-December. We found that the commentaries represent tone trolling and are packed them with distortions, errors, hypocrisy, and more. Part One of Six.
Words Matter: a “denier” is someone who denies, nothing more or less
The term “denier” simply means “one who rejects the existence, truth, or validity of something” – there is no inherent moral value attached to the word. As such, labeling someone a denier does not automatically invoke the moral repugnance of Holocaust denial, however much the denier may complain otherwise.
Nota Bene #123: Behold the Chickenosaurus
“There ought to be limits to freedom.” Who said it?
Rand and objectivism: Are rationality and consistency the hallmarks of good philosophy?
by Matthew Record “I think a major reason why intellectuals tend to move towards collectivism is that the collectivist answer is a simple one. If there’s something wrong, pass a law and […]
On Richard Pryor: It was something he said
The great medieval poet Geoffrey Chaucer created timeless characters in his Canterbury Tales; archetypal personalities such as the Wife of Bath and the Miller endure to this day. Through them Chaucer could […]
The grace, courage and humanity of Terry Pratchett
“I would like to die peacefully with Thomas Tallis on my iPod before the disease takes me over and I hope that will not be for quite some time to come, because if I knew that I could die at any time I wanted, then suddenly every day would be as precious as a million pounds. If I knew that I could die, I would live. My life, my death, my choice…”
Farewell, Day 2
by Terry Hargrove Something less than 228 hours to go. I found a gypsy. That is, I think she was a gypsy, although she maintained she was Lithuanian. I offered to escort […]
The god of small change
A former professor of mine, Paul Schoemaker, co-wrote a book on decision making. In it he tells a story about calling a friend in Australia. The friend unloaded on him, “My job […]
by Ann Ivins “An authentic life.” For some reason, this phrase, neither new nor newly trendy, has been popping up more and more in reading, conversations, casual messages and in-depth debates in […]
Nota Bene #115: RIP No. 32
“If you’re really pro-life, do me a favor—don’t lock arms and block medical clinics. If you’re so pro-life, lock arms and block cemeteries.” Who said it?