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Parody mocks Google’s support of climate deniers: We’re not evil, just ‘f*cking stupid’

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Parody mocks Google’s support of climate deniers: We’re not evil, just ‘f*cking stupid’ (via Raw Story )

A new parody released Monday by Heavy Crude Video mocks Google for supporting politicians who believe climate change is an international conspiracy of socialist scientists. The video imitates a commercial for Microsoft’s Bing search engine. Various…

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July 23, 2013 at 7:26 am

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The Anechoic Chamber of Greta Christina

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Debunking Denialism

Note: racism is morally wrong and a young African-American man should absolutely without question be able to buy some candy without being, as the narrative holds, “hunted down and murdered by an angry white racist”. However, Greta Christina has misunderstood the legal situation and this post examines some of her errors. For a short summary of the main points, scroll down to “Conclusion”.

Note: for clarification, I do not support George Zimmerman in any way, shape or form (note added 19:13 GMT +1 20150926).

Greta Christina's reaction to the Zimmerman verdict

I have discussed the problems surrounding selective skepticism many times before on this blog. It can arise in the context of Nobel Prize winners having their rational thinking undermined by pseudoscience. It can occur when evolutionary biologists start makingclaims about the validity of an entire field for which their knowledge and understanding is, to put it charitably, limited. It has happened when the political beliefs…

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July 22, 2013 at 8:10 am

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