The Illusion of Informed Dissent
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|Sat, 12-13-2008 - 3:34pm|
Not about religion, but related to a number of issues that come up in here and other boards on iv.
Recently read an interview in DISCOVER magazine, jan 2009 issue, page 12 with Robert Proctor who is a professor of history of science at stanford. He talks about how the tobacco industry put a LOT of effort into making it seem like there was legitimate scientific dissent about whether cigarettes are harmful - and talks about how those same tactics are being used by Global Warming Denialists and Creationists.