by Michael Trigoboff, Ph.D., Computer Science Dep’t, Portland Community College
Philosophers Michael R. Nelson and Kathleen Dean Moore seem to think that everyone who disagrees with them on scientific issues related to global warming is evil. I am more of a scientist then either of them and I disagree with them, but not because I’m evil.
I’m skeptical that increases in CO2 are causing global warming because I have doubts about the computer models this claim is based on. I have a Ph.D. in Computer Science and 30 years of experience as a software engineer. I know something about how the models work, and lack confidence that they are a strong enough basis for this claim.
There’s a religious aspect to this issue that deserves consideration. Calling your opponents “evil” is a tactic from the world of religion, not the world of science. Here’s a quote from a speech by Michael Crichton: [Read more…]