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  1. Doughfoot

    Doughfoot said, 7 months ago

    Skepticism is what they lack entirely. Skepticism says maybe, maybe not. They deal only in absolute certainties, the certainties based on ideology, not evidence. Challenge a skeptic on his beliefs or assumptions and he says “I’m not convinced, but it may be so.” Challenge these folks on their beliefs and they just get angry, which shows that down deep they know they are standing on quicksand.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/09/opinion/krugman-interests-ideology-and-climate.html?hp&rref=opinion

  2. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, 7 months ago

    And yet another cause for celebration among gun violence advocates.

  3. MangeyMoose

    MangeyMoose said, 7 months ago

    I heard a joke years ago: There was a window cleaner who worked on skyscrapers. He was known to be a nice guy, a real optimist. One day, he fell off the scaffold, hurtling 60 stories down. He was heard by many, on different floors as he fell “So far, so good”

    Science would have us believe that gravity would continue to pull on his mass, until he struck the ground. I’m sure that there are people who would be skeptical about this scientific claim.

  4. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, 7 months ago

    oh please, nothing to stand on smear all the opponents, they just want to hurt the kids, pollute the earth blah blah, they evil rich elephants just want to bitterly cling to their guns and religion. They are not believers like us…

  5. sw10mm

    sw10mm said, 7 months ago

    When the supposed science stinks as bad as it does, throw it in the trash where it belongs. It’s the junkies on the left who’ll dig through the trash to try to save it.

  6. TripleAxel

    TripleAxel said, 7 months ago

    It is good to be skeptical of “facts;” especially when their context is not fully understood. Remember the “fact” of George Zimmerman’s racial slur?
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    The cartoon does accurately depict the left’s often over-credulous attitude toward trash science that happens to support their political preferences.

  7. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon said, 7 months ago

    “trash science”? Perhaps that’s what the Vatican called it when they condemned Michelangelo. “Conservatives” call it that because they just “know” they are right (regardless of empirical data). Michelle Bachman is convinced vaccination causes autism because some woman told her it was so. The Republican-appointed head of the Science Committee says that the Big Bang Theory and evolution comes straight out of the Pits of Hell.
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    Your beliefs are one thing, and protected by the First Amendment. But putting your beliefs into political practice (with consequences for all) in order to pander to religious dogma is something else.

  8. dzw3030

    dzw3030 said, 7 months ago

    The cartoon isn’t funny, just mean spirited and full of hate, all too typical of extremists on both sides.

  9. DoctorUmmmNo

    DoctorUmmmNo said, 7 months ago

    @Doughfoot

    “Skepticism says maybe, maybe not.”

    Real skepticism says, “not” until proven otherwise. There are some facts about climate science, but much of what the left presents as certainty is, in fact conjecture.

    Human activity is almost certainly responsible for increases in global temperatures. Good enough for me.

    The alarmist predictions of severe consequences of failing to take drastic action now do not carry the same weight. They certainly don’t account for our ability to adapt to a changing environment.

  10. DoctorUmmmNo

    DoctorUmmmNo said, 7 months ago

    @MangeyMoose

    “There was a window cleaner who worked on skyscrapers. He was known to be a nice guy, a real optimist. One day, he fell off the scaffold, hurtling 60 stories down. He was heard by many, on different floors as he fell “So far, so good””

    Newtonian Physics can’t predict the existence of a pile of mattresses below your hypothetical window washer.

    Climate scientists can’t predict our ability to deal with changes to our environment.

  11. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 7 months ago

    Not “skeptical”, he’s in outright denial of all facts.

  12. ColininAus

    ColininAus said, 7 months ago

    40% plus of Americans believe that creationism is real. Wow. Kind of says it all.

  13. MangeyMoose

    MangeyMoose said, 7 months ago

    “Newtonian Physics can’t predict the existence of a pile of mattresses below your hypothetical window washer.”

    Yeah, those “socialist losers” probably taxed the rich to put them there!

  14. emptc12

    emptc12 said, 6 months ago

    THE BALLAD of CARBO NATION
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    These Climate Change weirdoes are talking bunk.
    The “science” they use is a lotta junk.
    It’s a Dim-crat plot to take our wealth
    Like they’re tryin’ to fiddle with peoples’ health.
    .
    Might’s well get it done…
    This Climate Change hooey –
    Brang… It… Awwwn!
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    Weather and climate can be mighty strange,
    But Man by hisself can’t make no change.
    It’s such a big world with so much air
    That ol’ CO2 won’t stay up there!
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    Let’s show the truth to them eco-freaks
    And punch the ground all full of leaks.
    Let’s blow the whole dam’ world wide open ri’cht now,
    It’ll show ‘em, I’m hopin’ – Whoo-eee, and how!
    .
    Might’s well get it done…
    This Climate Change hooey –
    Brang… It… Awwwn!
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    Pop the world’s cork , and tip the spout
    And pour the whole dang bottle’s worth out.
    Ah, Carbo-nation! Watch it gush,
    Gulp it all in — Lawd, what a Rush!
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    I’d dump piles’a coal onto ev’ry street
    And torch it all there. It’ll stink so sweet!
    Then set it to burning down in the ground!
    Make it blacker’n night – that’ll soot me sound.
    .
    Might’s well get it done…
    This Climate Change hooey –
    Brang… It… Awwwn!
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    No libtards gonna tell ME what do
    So let the coal-fed chimneys spew,
    Show them commie sosh’lists what’s the score –
    Shut their dam’ mawths fer evermore.
    .
    I got my guns, I got a safe place
    Where only ones allowed is of my race.
    When rev’lootion comes, with wussy boys cry’in.
    Me and my kind will do jes’ fi’ine.
    .
    Might’s well get it done…
    This Climate Change hooey –
    Brang… It… Awwwn!
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    And things kinda changin’ will do some good
    Mite warmer temps would help grow food.
    Them extra plants will soak up gas, and the heat
    Will help drown out the Eastern e-leete.
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    The Lord’s on our side! He gave the this planet
    To do what we want with it, gosh-durnet!
    It says in The Book it belongs all to us
    So what’s the big ol’ lib’rul fuss?
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    Might’s well get it done…
    Climate Change – I’m Ready!
    Jes’…Brang… It… Awwwn!

  15. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    ^“I don’t care if it rains or freezes, long as I got my plastic Jesus, glued to the dashboard of my car”??

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