Deceptions that are in large part dependent on calculated slanderous insinuations, while glibly fabricating “facts” and rejecting honesty.
On the part of the audience it requires a willful suspension of rational critical thinking skills that we should be confronting by shining a Klieg light on their self-certain, self-delusional, self-deception - and asking them how they can justify such personal intellectual dishonesty!
SkepticalScience.com's articles were followed by comments and a fascinating well moderated dialogue that would add more nuances of understanding. If the goal is to educate and provide a platform for “good-faith” dialogue, SkepticalScience seems to me about as noble, constructive and valuable an effort, and product, as we could ask for.
Helping make the notion of our Global Heat and Moisture Distribution Engine, visceral concept that people can grasp and defend.
Bring the discussion back to accepting the settled fundamentals first, then moving on to more complicated matters:
After that, for me, it’s down to living one day at a time, with the most dignity and love and service for those around me that I can muster. It’s been a great run for me and every day is filled with gratitude which will be followed by a deep eternal sleep.
Unidirectional Skepticism = Denial