I have decided to dedicate this post to focusing on and tracking your curious reaction to my critique of your summation of the "climate science skeptics" community.
I thought you were professing to appreciate the scientific process?
Isn't part of the scientific process critiquing each others suppositions and claims with the hope of distilling useful information from the chaos of competing opinions?
This discussion doesn't require us to like each other, all we need to do is be civil and rational. I have done an above-board examination of what you claim is a representative list of the greater "science skeptical" beliefs. You have no complaint !
Interestingly I was warned that first you would insult me... and then you would threaten me.
So, I'm not surprised - still I find your reaction curious and definitely worth sharing. The following comes from the comments section to the blog post you take such offense at:
"The Sceptic View (Rev. 0.5) by ScottishSceptic - examined by CC"
But, it is good that folks like you have the fortitude to keep dogging them!
You have copied it without permission and then listed it under "denial industry" making numerous false claims.
This is a libel and therefore I am giving you notice that if you do not immediately remove my copyrighted material and stop libelling me I will take action."
Here is Mr. Haseler's response in the form of the email he sent me:
from: Michael Haseler
"This is a notice that you have committed a libel against me on your website and I require you to immediately stop.
In addition the material you have published is my copyright and I have not given you permission to use it, and I certainly would not have done so when you make false and ridiculous allegations about "denial" which is clearly and provably a lie."
You put together a public document that you profess is a reasonable summation of the so-called "skeptical community".
I have acknowledged that it is your work and linked to it.
I have done peer review on it.
I have challenged you to a reasonable rational dialogue.
But, you want to shut it down using threats. What are you afraid of?
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As I pointed out earlier:
"… that's my review of your points, your response will reflect on what kind of skeptic you actually are. I welcome your critique of the comments and the scientific information I linked to."
Update Thursday morning.
Pronunciation: /diˈnīəlist /
- a person who does not acknowledge the truth of a concept or proposition that is supported by the majority of scientific or historical evidence; a denier:the small minority of very vocal climate change denialists