Date of publication: 2017-08-24 22:26
I 8767 d like a study analyzing whether the professors know how to sift fact from opinion, make a clear written argument, and objectively review conflicting reports of a situation or event.
But our current climate science is the best understanding of the climate we currently have. Moreover, its good to err on the side of caution when dealing with irreversible systems. This is taken for granted in other areas. Why are conservatives alarmed that Iran is acquiring nuclear weapons? There 8767 s certainly no proof that Iran would use them. But they feel the risk of being wrong outweighs the benefits of doing nothing. Same thing with climate predictions the benefits of doing nothing is outweighed by the risks if the climate predictions turn out to be correct.
That 8767 s pure bullshit. We can argue about the financing of such programs, but Social Security and Medicare have decidedly not caused untold misery, poverty, suffering and death. To suppose otherwise is delusional.
Combining the hours spent studying and in class, students devoted less than a fifth of their time each week to academic pursuits. By contrast, students spent 56 percent of their time or 85 hours a week socializing or in extracurricular activities.
Do you have a problem with a critical thinking course that among other things would encourage kids to test the precepts of their family 8767 s religious beliefs?
The days of quietly reading a text-only book are going away, and the same data will be conveyed as accurately and I think more effectively using more up-to-date communication modes.
If a person has no understanding of radiative physics, how trends are established, or the difference in weather and climate then they have no business questioning anything in climatology.
That is unacceptable to most parents. Particularly so when it comes to religion where a superstition-hobbled nation imagines that divergent thinking will actually condemn their child to eternal damnation in the lake of fire.
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Some of that probably related to the liberal arts classes they took being intro-level. I was in the honors college at my U and found the liberal arts classes to be far more interesting than the technical ones (ahh, but for my addiction to food and shelter, I would have majored in philosophy). But if I had just gone by my non-honors intro classes, I would probably have thought all of it was like that.
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It was a bit different at my university. Liberal Arts classes were built in to their curriculum (I believe that had to take 7 semesters of foreign language, and 9 semesters of one liberal arts subject, or 9 seperate subject classes but my memory iss a bit rusty).
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“The “scientists” back then did not, for example, GO TO COLLEGE and the centuries-long tradition of colleges and acadamical and scientific standards WERE NOT CONCEIVED.”