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Why scientists won’t debate Lord Monckton

Dacia Herbulock posted in on August 5th, 2011.

The New Zealand Herald Online has published a strongly-worded editorial from Australian cognitive scientist Stephan Lewandowsky on the nature of scientific debate and those who refuse to partake. This follows closely on the heels of an article from Herald reporter Isaac Davison highlighting the less than enthusiastic response from scientists and other public figures who […]

Dr Michael Edmonds: Dealing with wingnuts – which way to turn

Peter Griffin posted in on August 16th, 2010.

Richard Dawkins refers to some opponents as “wingnuts”, and often applies significant pressure to them. But are there other ways to deal with wingnuts? Could softer approaches be used to loosen their thinking? From NZSkeptics: Michael Edmonds has spent the last decade as a chemistry lecturer, researcher, and more recently as manager of programmes at […]

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