Friday, July 15, 2011

On Experts and Global Warming (and us) - NYTimes, the Stone

A great piece, from Tuesday: On Experts and Global Warming, by Gary Gutting
In short:
We non-experts are in no position to argue against the consensus of expert scientific opinion. ... once we have accepted the authority of a particular scientific discipline, we cannot consistently reject its conclusions. To adapt Schopenhauer’s famous remark about causality, science is not a taxi-cab that we can get in and out of whenever we like.

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