November 30, 2012

Arguing with Pseudoscientists: An Analogy

Dean Burnett, Guardian

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If you're a scientist or science supporter who has even a modest online presence, at some point you will probably find yourself arguing with someone who is a proponent of a theory or belief that science doesn't support, or contradicts altogether. Repeated enough times, these arguments start to follow predictable patterns.

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