Originally posted by C Hess
To be perfectly honest I don't know much about global warming, but are you
sure you can find climatologists on either side of the fence?
you may not much about global warming but, I bet compared to him, you, in effect, you can understand one hell of a lot more than he does about it simply because at least you know what science actually
There is an extremely tiny crank minority of climatologists that both don't adhere to scientific method and deny global warming (less than 10% of them and the exact percentage depending on how exactly you define a global warming 'denier'. see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scientific_opinion_on_climate_change ) -the rest of the climatologists which make up the overwhelming majority don't deny global warming.
In every profession, and unfortunately for science this includes science, you get a minority within that profession that don't conform to the most basic principles of that profession. That means, in the case of science, you get a minority with science that don't conform to scientific method and who either cherry pick data or distort data or ignore relevant data to twist their conclusion to fit with whatever they want to believe to be true -which is both the exact opposite of what you are supposed to do in science and exactly what the likes of the Creationists do all the time. This tiny minority of so-called 'scientists' that don't adhere to scientific method often give science a bad reputation it ill deserves and should be officially stripped of their official and currently legal entitlement to be called 'scientist'. In other words, they should be outlawed from science.