Monday, May 03, 2010

Rabett Reader


Stephen Lewandowsky
and John Quiggin, two blogger whose names Eli always mis-spells are discussing epistemic closure, 9/11, the Oregon Petition and the ability of our friends to insist on three impossible things before breakfast and the battle of Charlottesville continues in the comment section of the Hook.

And, of course, Ed Darrell fills up Millard Fillmore's bathtub with Cuccinelli

No hay mas.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Eli, you've done it again, it's 'Stephan', you silly wabbett...

--cynicus

Anonymous said...

Stephan's post touches on points similar to this one from Ben Goldacre http://www.badscience.net/2010/05/evidence-based-smear-campaigns/#more-1615

"A new experiment published this month in the journal “Political Behaviour” sets out to examine the impact of corrections, and what they found was far more disturbing than they expected: far from changing peoples’ minds, if you are deeply entrenched in your views, a correction will only reinforce them."

Chris S.

carrot eater said...

I noticed that Murari Lal is listed on the correspondence hunt from the Virginia AG.

I wonder if Mann had even ever heard of Lal back when he was at UVA.

Rattus Norvegicus said...

He probably hadn't heard of him until "Glaciergate" (cue scary music).

Stephan said...

On the issue of memory updating, one main issue is skepticism--properly defined--or suspicion. If people are skeptical of the information in the first place, they will update. See for example: Lewandowsky, S., Stritzke, W. G. K., Oberauer, K., & Morales, M. (2005). Memory for fact, fiction, and misinformation: The Iraq War 2003. Psychological Science, 16, 190-195. (available at www.cogsciwa.com). This is relevant to climate issues but the trick is to find ways of inducing skepticism in the people who are anything but skeptical.

carrot eater said...

Had anybody heard of Lal before "glaciergate"?

From the list of names, it looks like the AG is being advised by somebody who reads the blogs to some extent, and yet doesn't have a clue.

Russell said...

I am deeply shocked to report that, perhaps rattled by the rumblings along the epistemic closure fault , National Review's Editor has opened Planet Gore to comments .

JohnMashey said...

Both Cuccinelli and dis deputy AG Wesley Russell, did their JD degrees at George Mason University.

That might be random coincidence, or maybe not. GMU has interesting connections...

J Bowers said...

ROFL LMAO! "One finger pointed at others leaves three pointed back at yourself" was never more apt.

Thanks John :-D

EliRabett said...

cynicus, Eli did admit. . . .

Anonymous said...

A Ninny Mouse said,
Please turn down your living room thermostat Eli, the hole-world, is getting too hot! Where is my rabbit foot, when I need it now! Was it over hare?...

http://www.voxy.co.nz/national/psychiatry-congress/5/47523

Num Me Vexo