Wednesday, September 23, 2015

"Blind Expert" Test Indicates That There Has Been No Global Warming "Hiatus"

   Interesting method.
   It's downright bizarre how quickly my students jump for the conclusion that objectivity is completely unattainable.. Even the crappiest, most patently invalid arguments will convince them almost instantaneously--and they're often loathe to give up that conclusion (if it is in fact, a conclusion...) once it's in place... But, of course, we have all sorts of methods for injecting objectivity into our inquires. Blinding ourselves to certain information is one of the most effective types of methods we've developed for increasing our degree of objectivity. Pretty interesting method discussed in that article. I'm kind of surprised no one's tried that sort of thing before. (Or maybe they have?)

(h/t S. rex)


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